New RAmparts 2400-W Tug Chincha Launched

May 19, 2016


In the early morning of April 26, 2016, a new high-performance ASD tug designed by Robert Allan Ltd. was launched in Jiangsu Province, China for its Peruvian owners. Based on Robert Allan Ltd.’s well-proven RAmparts 2400-W class, the Chincha was built by Jiangsu Wuxi Shipyard and fully customized to meet her owner’s requirements. The Chincha is the first of two RAmparts 2400-W tugs to be built for the growing Peruvian maritime and port operations company, Trabajos Marítimos S.A. (Tramarsa). Tramarsa has been in business since 1990 and operated harbour tugs built to Robert Allan Ltd. designs since 2000.

Tramarsa representatives Mr. Enrique Tarazona Soria, Vice President and Mr. William Revilla Valdivia, Technical Manager attended the launching ceremony, along with representatives from Robert Allan Ltd. and other major suppliers.

The second tug of the pair, the Tupaq, will be launched shortly and delivery of both is scheduled for August this year. These new tugs will enhance Tramarsa’s harbour service to its valued client partners.

The names of these tugs are taken from the ancient Inca Empire’s language, Quechua. Chincha means ‘North’ while Tupaq means ‘Rich’ or ‘Decorated’ in Quechua.

Robert Allan Ltd. is pleased to welcome the Chincha and the Tupaq to the RAmparts 2400-W family and we expect many years of hard work from this pair.

Particulars for the Chincha are as follows:

  • Length overall – 24.40 m
  • Beam, Moulded – 11.25 m
  • Depth, Moulded – 4.37 m
  • Power – 2×2240 kW
  • Bollard Pull (predicted) – 75 tonnes

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