Grandweld delivers four new tugs for Port of Shuwaikh


The Grandweld Shipyard in Dubai has delivered four new tractor tugs for operations in Shuwaikh Port in Kuwait.

The four TRAktor 2700-Z vessels Ghanim-1, Ghanim-2, Ghanim-3 and Ghanim-4 were designed by Robert Allan Ltd., who worked closely with Grandweld Shipyard to develop the custom TRAktor design of 27 meters previously built. series of tugs. Tugs have been designed to perform multiple tasks including ship assisting, escorting, towing, firefighting, oil pollution response and others.

Each vessel is powered by two Caterpillar 3512C main engines, each rated at 1678 kW, driving a Kongsberg US205S P20 Z drive, delivering a bollard pull in excess of 50 tons.

The vessel was designed to the high standards of equipment for an operating crew of up to eight people. All living quarters, including the captain’s and chief engineer’s single cabins and the three double crew cabins, as well as the galley and mess, are located above the main deck.

The tugs are equipped for safe and efficient handling, escort and harbor towing performance. Deck machinery includes a DMT hydraulic single drum escort towing winch and a bow hydraulic anchor windlass/mooring winch. The escort tow winch is wound with 600m of high performance synthetic tow rope. In addition, a tow hook is provided on the rear deck.

The tugs are equipped with a powerful FFS off-ship firefighting system with two monitors capable of delivering up to 2400 m3/hour of water or 300 m3 of foam/water mixture. The tugs are protected by a water spray system.

The tugs are also designed to assist in the fight against oil pollution. Each tug is equipped with a dispersant system and has the capacity to store recovered oil in three dedicated tanks on board.

A large hold is arranged aft of the engine room with a shipping hatch and sufficient space to accommodate a workshop and the necessary portable equipment. A fully collapsible Toimil Marine telescopic crane with a reach of 10 meters is installed on the aft deck.

The tugs were built to the following Bureau Veritas notation: I ✠ HULL, ✠ MACH, Escort Tug, Fire Fighting 1, Water Spray; Oil Recovery Vessel, Second Line, •AUT-UMS; SURVEY IN THE WATER.

Overall length (excluding wings): 27.5 m
Molded beam: 11.5 m
Depth, molded: 4.3 m
Maximum draft (navigation): 5.75 m
Gross tonnage: 346
The main tank capacities at 100% are:

Fuel oil: 94 m3
Drinking water: 31 m3
Oil recovered: 60 m3
Fire-fighting foam: 9 m3
Dispersant: 8 m3
Freshwater technique: 37 m3

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