Kotug Chooses Alphatron for Its Newbuilding Rotortugs

Kotug Chooses Alphatron for Its Newbuilding Rotortugs

Kotug, based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands has selected the Alphatron AlphaBridge as the standard wheelhouse fit for their new building Rotortugs ART80.

After a careful and time consuming evaluation procedure the management of Kotug selected the standard ergonomically friendly AlphaBridge Tugboat design for their upcoming new build program. Unlike in the aerospace industry, every ship’s bridge differs from the other. Items such as the vessel’s controls and displays are always different and on a different location.

As navigation, communication and control systems are devices and systems the ships’ crews have to deal with on a daily basis, a standardisation like AlphaBridge is the solution that will make life easier and operation safer. Since its introduction in 2007, more than 280 AlphaBridge wheelhouse concepts have been put into service, ranging from small pilot tenders to large rescue gear support vessels for the Australian Defence Force.

The Rotortugs will be build at Damen Shipyards and Cheoy Lee Hong Kong.

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Source: Holland Shipbuilding Association, May 30, 2013

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