Netherlands based EMAR Offshore Services has taken delivery of the E-TWO, a Damen ASD Tug 2811 ordered in November 2018 with a special request for the installation of an additional FiFi1 system, aft winch and hydraulic crane.
The ASD Tug 2811, one of Damen Shipyards Group’s “next-generation” harbor tugs, will be deployed for assisting in the berthing and unberthing of industrial vessels in major ports.
“This expansion of the fleet enables us to ramp up operations in Africa and fully establish ourselves as a leading marine services operator in the region,” says EMAR Offshore Services Managing Director Johan van Beek.
The ASD Tug 2811 is an upgraded version of Damen’s ASD Tug 2810, further optimized with features that include full compliance with new stability regulations, a modular marine NOx reduction system and the Damen Digital Platform to maximize performance and reliability. Its improved power and manoeuvrability allow the vessel supreme performance even in restricted waterways.
E-TWO is the fifth vessel Damen has supplied to EMAR Offshore Services and is the fourth tug ordered directly by EMAR.
“The moment we decided we needed another vessel, I went straight to Damen”, says van Beek. “We know Damen has the vessels in stock, previously delivered vessels have performed very well, and the purchasing and delivery process is as smooth as it gets.”
E-TWO is underway to China to collect her first tow, a new 75 m x 25 m flattop barge for EMAR named E-Barge 1. Purchased from Damen Concordia Shipbuilding, E-Barge 1 will be towed to the Middle East to be used on marine construction projects as part of the establishment of EMAR’s position in the region.