Shipbuilder PT. Graha Trisaka Industri, in Batam, Indonesia is building a pair of new TRAktor V-3200 tugs for China Petroleum Corporation (CPC), of Taiwan.
The shipyard, with support from Robert Allan Ltd., was awarded the construction contract by CPC following an international bid process. A steel cutting ceremony was held for the newbuilds on April 15.
Upon delivery, the custom designed tugboats will operate at the CPC liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at Shenao in Taiwan.
The TRAktor V design by Robert Allan Ltd. applies to Voith-propelled tugs designed for harbor, offshore terminal, or tanker escort duties. The new tug is designed to comply with the Chinese Classification Society with the notation CR100+E Tug, Fire-Fighting Ship 1, Coastal Service CMS+.
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