Louis Meyer orders next-gen tugboat at Damen
Neue Schleppdampfschiffsreederei Louis Meyer of Hamburg has placed an order with Damen Shipyards for one next-generation tugboat from ASD Tug 2111 class.
Key design features of the ASD Tug 2111 include a 2.4-metre diameter propeller, the large size of which offers increased thrust, and the patented Damen Twin Fin to ensure outstanding course keeping and predictable sailing behavior during both free sailing and bow-to-bow operations.
This is the third Damen vessel to be purchased by Louis Meyer and the second one for ESB, the first being an ASD Tug 2810 in 2020. The company is in the process of upgrading its tug fleet, which will stand at six vessels once its latest addition becomes operational.
The vessel will be operated on a long-term charter by Emder Schlepp-Betrieb GmbH (ESB) for operations in its home port of Emden, one of the top three ports in Europe for car shipping.
The tug will have a shallow draft and compact size, with over 50 tonnes of bollard pull.
“The contract signing ceremony took place at the start of September and it marked one of the first sales of our new ASD Tug 2111 class. It is the latest vessel in our Compact Tugs product platform and as well as incorporating all the latest advances in efficiency, reliability and sustainability it is especially suited for agile operations within ports and harbours,” Damen’s Sales Manager Germany Joschka Böddeling said.
“We are very excited about the forthcoming delivery of the new ASD Tug 2111. Its design perfectly matches the needs of our customer. We wish them safe sailings, and prosperous performance. Furthermore, we are very happy to support a greener supply chain with the IMO Tier III Standard,” Edvin Kohlsaat, Managing Director of Neue Schleppdampfschiffsreederei Louis Meyer commented.
To remind, Damen has recently signed a contract with shipowner Fast Lines Belgium for the delivery of two Damen Combi Freighter 3850 (CF 3850). Alongside the new hull design and an efficient and economic main engine, the vessels will be fitted with Damen’s Triton Remote monitoring system, to deliver real-time information on fuel consumption and carbon emissions.