Kongsberg Maritime has won a contract to provide the design and equipment for two salvage tugs being built by Alexandria Shipyard as main contractor on behalf of the Suez Canal Authority.
gypt’s Alexandria Shipyard successfully bid on this significant contract with the Suez Canal Authority in cooperation with Kongsberg Maritime. The Shipyard is the main contractor for the building and delivery of the new tugs, which are to be completed in 2025 and 2026.
The tugs will be based on Kongsberg Maritime’s UT 722 CDT Design. The UT 722 tugboat design has a length of 71.6 metres, bollard pull of approximately 200 tons, and it can operate independently for up to 35 days.
The Suez Canal Authority’s tendering process for these tugs has been going for a long time, and a large number of designers, suppliers and shipyards have been involved in this international competition
… said Jørn Heltne, Kongsberg Maritime Vice President for Sales and Contracts.
According to Kongsberg, the integrated equipment from Kongsberg for each tug includes Kongsberg Promas propulsion systems with Twin-In-Single-Out Reduction Gears. It also includes bow and stern tunnel thrusters, propulsion control systems, joystick control systems, integrated bridge control systems, power electric systems including switchboards, dynamic positioning, passive stabilization systems, deck machinery, and K-Fleet maintenance software systems.
These new tugs will be key to ensuring the future reliability of the canal for international shippers. We look forward to working with Kongsberg Maritime to build the world’s most important tugboats!
… said Rear Admiral Hossam El-Din Ezzat Kotb, Chairman of Alexandria Shipyard
This is a testament to our unwavering commitment to innovation, reliability and performance. My congratulations to our team and to Alexandria Shipyard for winning this all-important contract.
… said Lisa Edvardsen Haugan, President of Kongsberg Maritime