Svitzer tugs ready for Gorgon LNG service

Svitzer tugs ready for Gorgon LNG service

Svitzer said it took delivery of the last in a series of four eco-friendly tugs from ASL shipyards in Singapore, specially designed to serve the Chevron-operated Gorgon project LNG marine terminal.

All up, Svitzer has taken delivery of four of these new tugs over the months of December last year to March of this year. They are now being readied to commence service on 1 June 2015, the company said in a statement.

The new fleet consists of four 33m x 13m and 75 Tonne Bollard Pull, Diesel-Electric Hybrid tugs. The Gorgon project is one of the world’s largest natural gas projects and the largest single resource development in Australia’s history.

The project is operated by Chevron and is located on Barrow Island off Western Australia.

The Gorgon tugs will operate with electrical deck equipment, low-reflection paint, double wall fuel tanks, solar panel water heating and on-board water recycling.

General Manager (Terminal Towage) Kelvin Yeo said “Named after the unique wildlife inhabiting Barrow Island, the Svitzer Euro, Perentie, Boodie and Dugong are world firsts, designed by Svitzer specifically for the Gorgon project.”

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