Drydocks World has begun the detailed engineering and construction of a 27m-long asymmetric tractor tug to be operated by P&O Reyser in the Port of Barcelona. The tug, due for delivery in mid-2020, will be the first such vessel in the Mediterranean to comply with IMO Tier III, Marpol Annex VI, when it enters service. Built to Lloyd’s Register class, the tug will be built to meet latest industry standards relating to air pollution, personnel working space and noise.
Capt. Rado Antolovic, CEO and managing director of DP World’s Maritime Services Division, commented: “At Drydocks World, we are creating customised solutions to meet the new IMO 2020 standards. Currently we are working on numerous ballast water management system and scrubber system retrofit projects, and bginning construction on this IMO Tier III-compliant tug is part of our appraoch to provide solutions that meet maritime regulations. Together, the specialised teams at Drydocks World and P&O Reyser are unlocking new opportunities and building on synergies throughout our organisation, with environmental conservation and safety at the forefront of operations.”