Maersk’s towage subsidiary, Svitzer, has won a twelve-year contract from Woodside Energy Limited to provide towage and pilot transfer services at the energy company’s LNG export terminal in the Port of Dampier, Western Australia. The successful bid follows an open tender process and will run from the end of 2023.
Svitzer will provide five 80-tonne bollard pull tugs and one new pilot transfer vessel. The tugs will incorporate smart and innovative enhancements, the company said, and will be deployed on efficiency-targeted operating models.
Nicolaj Noes, managing director of Svitzer Australia, said: “This important contract consolidates Svitzer’s leading position in providing towage services to LNG operators and expands our ability to provide safe and efficient towage and marine services to support our customers around the globe. Svitzer looks forward to collaborating with Woodside to further reduce emissions from its tug operations by incorporating the latest proven new technologies over the term of the contract.”
Noes revealed that Svitzer has also committed to build the pilot transfer vessel at an Australian shipyard, and to provide a tailored training and professional development package for a Western Australia-based workforce.
Svitzer wins twelve-year contract in Western Australia