June 27, 2019
Robert Allan Ltd. is very pleased to announce that on June 19, 2019, Sanmar Shipyards of Turkey, held a keel-laying ceremony for the first of two TundRA 3200 ice breaking tugs for Finnish operator, Alfons Håkans Group. Present at the momentous occasion were Jarkko Toivola (Director/Vice President) and Tero Hänninen (Project Manager), representing Alfons Håkans Group, and Orhan Gürün (Chairman of the Board) and Hasan Çakmak (Technical Director) on behalf of Sanmar Shipyards. Robert Allan Ltd. worked closely with the operator and the shipyard to develop the customized design for the first of Class 32 metre variant of the successful TundRA series tugs.
The new TundRA 3200 tugs will be powered by two Caterpillar 3516C main engines, each driving a Kongsberg (formerly Rolls Royce) US 255 CP Z-drive, delivering a bollard pull in excess of 65 tonnes. These new tugs will operate year-round in the Baltic Sea and particularly in the Northern Baltic Sea which is covered with heavy ice during winter. The TundRA series of tug designs are specially developed for operations in a full range of ice conditions and are uniquely designed for each specific ice class and set of operating conditions. The vessels are expected to enter service by late 2020.
For more information on ice class vessel designs or any other high-performance vessel designs from Robert Allan Ltd., please contact email@example.com.