Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Germany’s Neue Schleppdampfschiffsreederei Louis Meyer GmbH & Co. KG for the supply of an ASD Tug 2411, to be named Jan.
The vessel was built for stock at Damen Shipyards Changde in China before being transported to the Netherlands. She will now undergo finishing at Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam (Maaskant) and will be delivered to her new owner in June 2019.
Jan will operate primarily in the Port of Hamburg, bringing to seven the total number of ASD 2411 class tugs operated in Hamburg by various suppliers of vessel handling services.
The vessel has been built to German flag requirements and as part of her finishing at Maaskant her heating system will be upgraded by the installation of an oil fired boiler and she will be equipped with fire-fighting capability according to FiFi 1 regulations.
“We’re very pleased to be continuing our relationship,” said Frank de Lange, Damen Sales Director North, West & Southern Europe. “And we are very proud to be delivering another Damen ASD 2411 for the Port of Hamburg. This once again demonstrates its effectiveness as an efficient and fit-for-purpose vessel for the world’s busiest cargo ports.”