Med Marine signs two new design contracts with Robert Allan
Med Marine announced two new design contracts have been signed with Robert Allan Ltd. The contracts are for RAscal 1800 series tugs, incorporating both Z-drive and twin screw propulsion types, the company said in its press release.
The compact RAscal 1800 tugs will feature a minimum of 30 tonnes bollard pull, and will be able to perform towing, pushing, mooring, and fire-fighting duties.
The design has following dimensions:
LENGTH O.A. 18,00 m
BEAM O.A. 9,60 m
DEPTH (MOULDED) 3,30 m
DESIGN DRAFT 3,3 m
FULL LOAD DRAFT 3,5 m
Both designs will incorporate two Caterpillar C32 engines developing a total output of 1.940kW (app. 2601 bhp) at 1800 rpm, and will have a free sailing speed of 10.5 knots.
The ASD vessels will be equipped with a pair of Schottel SRP 260 fixed pitch z-drives. The twin screw version will be outfitted with two propellers of 1.780mm diameter driven through two ZF 5355 gearboxes with 5,500:1 reduction ratio.
The design has climate-controlled accommodation space for 4 persons in two double crew cabins.
The vessel’s Class Notations are as follows:
RINA ✠ TUG ✠ AUT-UMS; UNRESTRICTED; FIRE-FIGHTING SHIP E; GREENSTAR 3
Currently, Med Marine has a busy new building programme consisting of various types of Robert Allan Design ASD tug boats, Camarc design pilot boats and mooring boat projects.