Construction of Six, 80 TBP Robert Allan Design RAstar Escort Tugs

Specification preparation, yard selection, design approval, construction & delivery management of six 32 m, 80 T BP, FiFi 1 (two of the six), Escort classed ASD tugs for an exposed iron ore loading operation.  Tugs fitted with sophisticated render/retrieve winches & unique sponsoned hull form to handle significant wave heights in operation. EMS prepared a paper on available fender systems for open water operation & worked with a manufacturer & the vessel designer to develop an entirely new fender design & arrangement.

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