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Robert Allan Ltd. designed 3500 MT DWT Double Hulled Oil Barges built in China

August 5, 2020

On June 16, 2020, the barge MTS 3501 was launched at Nanjing Jinling Shipyard, in Nanjing, China. The MTS 3501 is the first of four […]

Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship Awards for 2020

August 5, 2020

The trustees of the Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship Trust are very pleased to announce the award of scholarships for 2020 to Ms. Jalayna Frost and […]

Robert Allan Ltd. Celebrates 90 Years of Successful Business

July 20, 2020

By Robert G. Allan In business, as in life, after major anniversary milestones like 60 (Diamond) and 75 (Diamond or Sapphire), it seems that every […]

First of three RAstar 2900-SX built by Sanmar for Svitzer SOHAR

July 8, 2020

Turkey’s Sanmar Shipyards has delivered the first of three Bigaçay class ASD tugs that will be operated by Svitzer in the Port of Sohar, Oman. […]

Z-Tech® 4500 Tugs for the US Navy

June 10, 2020

The first of a series of six new Z-Tech® 4500 tugs for the United States Navy (YT 808) was successfully launched by Dakota Creek Industries […]

Engineers in Motion – Dr. Michael Shives, P.Eng.

May 21, 2020

Robert Allan Ltd. is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Shives has earned his accreditation as a Registered Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists British […]

“Strike Steel” Ceremony for the TRAktor 3200-V Tugboats being built in Indonesia

May 15, 2020

On April 15, 2020, the “strike steel” ceremony for the TRAktor 3200-V tugboats was held at the builders, PT. Graha Trisaka Industri, in Batam, Indonesia. […]

Quarantine Capability Incorporated in a Robert Allan Ltd. ASD 40-35 Design

April 29, 2020

As a part of Covid-19 precautions which are being taken around the globe, the tug design world is no different. An isolation/temporary quarantine capability was […]

RMK MARINE Delivers Two of Robert Allan Ltd.’s RAmparts 2500-SD Tugs to Local Client

April 27, 2020

Istanbul based RMK MARINE delivered 70 tonne bollard pull, RAmparts 2500-SD towing vessels T.DAMLA-8 and T.DAMLA-9 on January 31, 2020 and March 27, 2020 respectively […]

Hans F. Muhlert, P.Eng. Awarded SNAME Fellow Status

April 14, 2020

In March 2020 the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) announced the awarding of the status of Fellow to Hans Muhlert of Robert […]

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