Kazmortransflot accepted tugs "Emba" and "Talas"
Kazmortransflot expands its capabilities in providing the national fleet with its own powerful modern tugs.
On September 15 of this year, in the city of Gorinheim (the Kingdom of the Netherlands), the "Damen" shipyard hosted a solemn ceremony of receiving two tugs "Emba" and "Talas", which were built by order of Kazmortransflot.
The project is being implemented in accordance with the agreement on borrowing funds between Kazmortransflot, shipbuilding company Damen and Islamic bank Al Hilal, which includes the construction of three tugs for Kazmortransflot. Completion of the construction of the third tugboat is expected in 2018.
Tugs of 27 meters in length and 9 meters in width will operate in shallow areas of the Northern Caspian and perform such functions as towing objects and vessels, assisting ships, navigational assistance, planting and handling of anchors, and other auxiliary ship duties.
The peculiarity of these tugboats is the increased demand for capacity at limited depths in the area of work and the limited dimensions of the vessel.
Shipbuilding group "Damen" is a first-class European shipyard with a rich history and experience in shipbuilding, which unites 40 shipbuilding and ship repair yards.
As noted in his speech by the Director General of KMTF Marat Kuskenbaevich Ormanov in the transfer of new vessels; "The new tugs will significantly expand the range of services provided by KMTF in the framework of the projects of the Kazakhstan sector of the Caspian Sea and other parts of the Caspian states."