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$100M South Africa Tug Contract

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Transnet National Ports Authority Phyllis Difeto, COO, TNPA. “Having that covers tugs, new dredging vessels launched in early 2018.

(TNPA) is on track with its $100m tug a local manufacturer also promises ex- and new marine aviation helicopters. TNPA’s new ? eet of nine tugs are building contract and celebrated the cellent after-sales support for the 35- Five tugs are under construction simul- each 31m long with a 70 ton bollard ceremonial launch of the fourth of its year service life of these vessels. Local taneously at any given time due to the pull. The older ? eet of 29 tugs has nine new tugs being built in Durban. shipbuilding expertise is exactly what project’s tight deadlines. To date two 32.5 to 40 ton pulls. The increased bol-

The tug – named Osprey in honor of the government’s Operation Phakisa tugs – Mvezo and Qunu – have been lard pull of these new generation tugs the ? sh eagle – will serve at the Port of initiatives aim to leverage in unlocking delivered to the Port of Port Elizabeth. meets international standards and they

Saldanha. The naming of the vessel was the potential of the ocean economy.” Saldanha took delivery of Cormorant also feature the latest global technolo- carried out by Lady Sponsor, Thandeka This is the largest single contract in August and Osprey will be delivered gy such as Voith Schneider propulsion

Mabija, GM for HR at TNPA. “The TNPA has ever awarded to a South in December, followed by the port’s which makes them highly maneuver- work by Durban shipbuilder, Southern African company for the building of third tug next year. The Ports of Dur- able and able to change direction and

African Shipyards, on this project has harbor craft. Nine new tugs are being ban and Richards Bay will also receive thrust almost instantaneously while helped to cement the marine shipbuild- built over three and a half years, as part two new tugs. There will be handovers guiding large vessels safely into South ing and support industry locally,” said of a wider ? eet replacement program every three months until the last tug is Africa’s ports.

Request for Quotation for the

Top End Overhauls

Of

Two (2) 3508B Caterpillar Generator Sets

Engines On Board R/V Kilo Moana

In Honolulu, Hawaii

In the January 2017 - May 2017 Time Frame

POC for detailed RFQ - M. Banas 808-956-0690 or 808-436-9226, mgbanas@hawaii.edu

Proposal Closing Time and Date 1530 30 November 2017 Hawaii Local Time 112 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • NOVEMBER 2016

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