On February 8, 2021, Delo Service Company, part of DeloPorts, a stevedore asset Delo Group, took delivery of a sixth multifunctional tugboat «Delovoy-6» built by Damen Shipyards Group.
According to the company, the order was completed by the company on time and in full compliance with the terms of reference.
- LOA: 22.73 m,
- Beam: 9.80 m,
- Engine capacity: 3,000 kW (4,080 hp)
- Type: azimuth.
Expanding the tugboat fleet is part of the ongoing plans to improve the performance of the group’s stevedoring assets.
Chief Executive Officer of DeloPorts, Igor Yakovenko said: «After the launch of the reconstructed KSK Grain Terminal, scheduled for the summer of 2021, we expect to accommodate bulkers of up to 100,000 dwt. The NUTEP Container Terminal is operating at full capacity. Very soon, we will have to simultaneously moor large vessels at the both terminals, so expanding our own tugboat fleet is a logical step towards solving this problem».
In addition to the towing functions itself, «Delovoy-6» is equipped with a fire-prevention system. Now the fleet of SC Delo consists of six powerful tugboats, three of which have a fire class.