RAmparts 3000 ASD Tugs
Nov 27, 2007
Cheoy Lee recently delivered two Ramparts 3000 tugs, named “Harry Evans” and “Peter Crooke”. As per the slightly shorter, but beamier Cheoy Lee Z-Tech tug, the RAmparts 3000 originates from the design office of Canadian naval architect Robert Allan. Like Cheoy Lee, Robert Allan is a business that has remained in the same family for successive generations, and the relationship between the two parties is proving a tremendous success. Robert Allan established a naval architectural consulting firm in Vancouver in 1930, shortly before Cheoy Lee moved operations from Shanghai to Hong Kong, in 1936.
Yard #4908 and #4909 are the first two in a batch of six of these 30m long, 55 and 65 tonnes bollard pull tugs. All are destined for large mining operations in Australia, the first two being fitted with twin continuously rated Caterpillar 3516B diesel engines, each developing 2,260hp, with the subsequent four vessels being fitted with larger Niigata 2,500hp units.
The tugs can carry a complement of eight, and, propelled by twin azimuthing Rolls Royce or Niigata Z-drive propulsion units, have a free running speed in excess of 12.5 knots. Fuel capacity is 78,000 litres, and water 26,000 litres.
Principal Dimensions: 30.25m LOA x 11.00m Beam x 4.85m Draft