Robert Allan Ltd. unveils Z-Tech Exclusive Design Edition


(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — With the restyling of the deckhouse and wheelhouse, PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd. and Robert Allan Ltd. once again collaborated and jointly unveiled the Z-Tech Exclusive Design Edition.

Cheoy Lee was awarded with two contracts for the construction of three Z-Tech Exclusive Design Edition 5000 tugs for PSA Marine of Singapore and South China Towing Co. Ltd. of Hong Kong. The building of these Exclusive Design Edition tugs will be complete in later 2018.

The hull form and deck layout are kept essentially the same and the Z-Tech Exclusive Design Edition 5000 tugs will maintain all features of the original concept which combines advantages of modern ASD and tractor tug designs. As the Z-Tech concept development partner, PSA Marine currently operates 12 Z-Tech tugs in its fleet. South China Towing Co. Ltd., a joint venture company of PSA Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Limited, and Tokyo Kisen Co. Ltd., is a new member of the Z-Tech club.

The main particulars of the Z-Tech Exclusive Design Edition 5000 tugs are:

Length overall: 89 feet 10 inches
Beam: 37 feet 8 inches
Depth: 16 feet 6 inches
Bollard pull: 50 tonnes

Since Indee and Pardoo entered operation in 2004, the concept has been widely accepted around the world. More than 80 Z-Tech tugs are in service or under construction without counting those designed by others following the Z-Tech concept.

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By Professional Mariner Staff