Bencros are delighted to confirm the successful completion of another tug fender project for the Turkish shipbuilding market.
As of March 27 2020 - both vessels (T-DAMLA 8 & T-DAMLA 9) were delivered to their respective berthing ports.
Following a competitive tender auction in April 2019, Bencros - in partnership with our official Turkish agent ARTI Denizcilik - secured a flagship project to provide Turkish shipbuilder RMK Marine with the complete fender sets suited to specification for two new 70-tonne bollard pull tugs acc. to Robert Allan Ltd ASD design.
They are 25.4 metres long, have a width of 11.8 metres, and a depth of 4.6 metres. Twin MTU 16V4000M63L 2,240kW diesel engines deliver a sailing speed of 12 knots. The tugs are also equipped with diesel-driven firefighting pumps for their onboard FiFi1 systems mounted on the main engines.
The primary bow fenders are an impressive 1000mm diameter at the centre, reducing in tapers to 800mm then 600mm diameter along the vessel’s shoulders. Overall, each fender measures an amazing 27 metres long.
Bow and stern of the tugs are further protected by Bencros W480x300 block fenders, custom cut to fit the vessel lines. Along both Port and Starboard sides are 300mm D-fenders to complete the package.
Following delivery, we - in coalition with ARTI; are pleased to have received commendations from RMK on the efficiency of the supply, and look forward to any future tug projects with them in the future.