BUE IliCompleted 2003

Shallow Water Tug

Tasked with shallow water (2.5m) ice 40mm thick in winter, 45°C temp in summer MAATS (North East) Design of a 25T bollard pull pusher type tug for the Caspian Sea has proved extremely successful with two new building for BUE/Topaz Energy. The tugs were designed and model tested to ensure propeller performance in the shallow water.

The tugs follow the Caspian philosophy of no overboard discharge, pull in excess of their design BP and can operate as main supply/support vessels when water depth allows.

The successful design has been brought forward into the new 40te BP tugs which can also carry out reasonable icebreaking and ice management duties.

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