Cheoy Lee Shipyards is embarking on the construction of four ART 80-32 tugs, to the very latest design from Robert Allan Ltd. The first two are being built to satisfy an order from Kotug International BV, with the remaining two being commenced as stock vessels for Cheoy Lee. These will be built as inventory that can be made available at a future date, with reduced lead times. The first two vessels are scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2014 with construction to Lloyds +100A1 Tug, +LMC, UMS, *IWS, Coastal Service.
This ART 80-32 is the third Rotor®tug design originating from co-operation between Rotor®tug and Robert Allan Ltd. The design is unique in that three engines and thruster units are fitted, rather than the conventional two. The single drive unit aft providing an exceptional turning moment for unmatched maneuverability.
The ART 80-32 vessels under construction at Cheoy Lee are powered by three Caterpillar 3512C engines, each developing 2,365hp. As the series name implies, the 32m long vessels will deliver a bollard pull of 80 tonnes, both ahead and astern. Free running speed will be 12.5 knots.
Six crew are accommodated on the vessel, two in single master/engineer cabins on the main deck, with two 2-man cabins on the lower deck, aft of the galley store and laundry room. The galley is on the main deck, opposite a large crew mess and lounge. On the bridge deck, a single helm seat slides on rails between consoles. Deck gear includes forward and aft towing winches and staples.
Cheoy Lee will be integrating the ART 80-32 into their range of harbour/terminal tugs allowing the opportunity to offer the vessels on tenders requesting Rotor®tugs for their unique capabilities, redundancy, superior safety and maneuverability.
Principal Dimensions: 31.95m LOA x 12.60m Beam x 6.31m Draft (extreme)