Med Marine Starts Sea Trials for Second Ice Class Tundra3000 Tugboat for Svitzer

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Med Marine Starts Sea Trials for Second Ice Class Tundra3000 Tugboat for Svitzer

30m 60TBP ASD tugboat, Svitzer Embla, first of the two ice class new building orders was delivered by Med Marine back in March 2021.Both vessels are built at Eregli Shipyard owned by Med Marine Group. 

TundRA 3000 / MED-A3060-ICE is a robust design by Robert Allan for operations in extreme winter conditions, which makes it a great fit for Svitzer’s North European fleet. High-quality and well-designed vessels have some distinctive features. The towing winch is capable to operate over the stern as well via trunk running through the deckhouse. It is also located in an enclosed area to achieve perfect performance even in severe cold weather conditions. Once delivered, the vessels will operate across Scandinavia, predominantly serving ports in Denmark and Sweden.

Leading global towage operator Svitzer Europe has announced that it has taken delivery of the first of two new specially designed icebreaking tugs from Med Marine to support its operations in Scandinavia.

After the sea trials are completed, vessel is set for delivery in May 2021. The second tug - Svitzer Edda – is expected to be mobilised to Denmark, where she will serve a large variety of customers throughout Scandinavia. Both ice-class tugs will strengthen the level of service that Svitzer provides to customers in Scandinavia and further reinforce Svitzer’s presence in the region.

TundRA 3000 / MED-A3060-ICE design has following design particulars:

LENGTH OVERALL:                                      30m

BEAM OF HULL:                                           12.6m


DEPTH MOULDED:                                        5.7m

MAXIMUM DRAFT:                                          5.6m

GROSS TONNAGE:                                       <500GT

MINIMUM BOLLARD PULL:                           60tbp

POWER:                                                       Approx. 3900 kW

About Med Marine:

Med Marine is a leading Turkish shipbuilder and leading tugboat operator. The firm employs Eregli Shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Turkey with its 162.000 sqm area to build state-of-the-art tugboats and Stainless Steel (STST) IMO II type chemical/oil tankers, either for its own operations or clients around the world. The shipyard is constantly being improved with advanced production standards by keeping up with latest health, safety and environmental regulations. Med Marine has successfully completed the construction and delivery of almost 200 projects, including tugboats, chemical/oil tankers, mooring and pilot boats.

About Svitzer:

As part of Maersk, an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains from end to end; Svitzer has provided safety and support at sea since 1833. With 4,000 employees, a fleet of more than 430 vessels and operations all over the world, the Danish company is the global market leader within towage and marine related services.