Spain: Ocean Group Acquires Tug Boat from Astilleros Armon Shipyard
Spanish builder Astilleros Armón recently delivered one tug boat powered by two MAN 7L27/38 four-stroke engines and is close to delivering another powered by two similar 9L27/38 engines. The vessels are bound for separate companies of the Italian ‘Ocean Group’.
The first project involved the construction of the ‘Neptun’, a Voith-Schneider Tractor Tug constructed at Astilleros Armón Navia in Asturias, Spain as construction C-701. The vessel is powered by two MAN 7L27/38 engines, each developing 2380kW at 800rpm, and was launched in February 2011 with delivery to Adria Tow of Slovenia following in June.
The second tug – construction C-696 – is currently under being built at the Astilleros Armón shipyard in Vigo, Galicia and scheduled for delivery end-summer 2011. The vessel has two MAN 9L27/38 engines, each developing 3060kW at 800rpm, and is bound for Tripmare, a towage company based in the Port of Trieste on the Italian Adriatic.
Source: imarest, August 16, 2011; Image: MAN