Robert Allan Ltd. designs TundRA 3200 icebreaking tugs for Finnish operator


(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Robert Allan Ltd. has been selected as the designer of new icebreaking tugs for Alfons Hakans, a major tugboat owner and operator in Finland. The collaboration between Alfons Hakans, with extensive practical experience in harbor tug operations and icebreaking, and Robert Allan Ltd., with its long history of icebreaking vessel and compact icebreaker-tug designs, resulted in the development of a unique, high-performance vessel.

These new tugs will be specifically designed for year-round service in the Baltic Sea and particularly in the northern Baltic Sea, which is covered with heavy ice during winter. The TundRA tug designs are specially developed for a full range of ice conditions and are uniquely designed for each specific ice class and set of operating conditions.

The tugs for Alfons Hakans will have the following particulars:
    • Length overall: 103 feet (excluding fenders
    • Breadth, molded: 39 feet
    • Depth, molded: 19 feet
    • Draft, navigational: 18.3 feet
    • Installed power: 2 x 2,000 kW
    • Speed: 13 knots
    • Bollard pull, minimum: 67 tons
    • Accommodations: Seven people
    • Gross tonnage: 498 (approximate)

The new TundRA 3200 series tugs will be built at Sanmar Shipyards S.A. in Turkey. They will be classed by Bureau Veritas, with the following notation: ✠ Hull, ✠ Mach, Escort Tug, ✠ AUT-UMS, Baltic Service, Ice Class 1A, INWATERSURVEY Survey, Green Passport-EU.

These tugs will be capable of performing multiple, diverse tasks, including escort, ship assist, icebreaking and ice management, open sea towing, firefighting, small cargo transfer on deck including 20-foot containers, assistance in salvage, and oil spill recovery. The hull is designed for icebreaking with strength that is significantly above requirements of the prescribed ice class 1A to ensure safety during icebreaking operations and eliminate the possibility of structural damage and shell plate deformation. For ship assist in berthing and unberthing, the tug is fitted with all necessary equipment and fendering for bow and astern pushing and pulling.

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By Professional Mariner Staff