Netherlands-based towage operator, Kotug, has won a long-term contract to provide towage support and services for Perenco Oil & Gas Gabon SA (Perenco) in its operations in and around Port Gentil.
Kotug will deploy three vessels on the project, including two of its first-ever Rotor Tugs – RT Magic and RT Spirit. A third vessel, the stern-drive SD Honour, will be replaced by another Rotor Tug in due course.
Ard-Jan Kooren, Kotug president and CEO, commented: “We are happy to be awarded this contract and look forward to supporting Perenco with our proven in-house developed Rotor Tug technology and our extensive experience in the oil and gas industry.”
The towage company has established a subsidiary company in the central African country Gabon and will provide opportunities and work experience for local people. Operations are expected to begin in the second half of this month.
Kotug wins long-term service contract in Gabon