by Hans | May 22nd, 2016
In the early morning of April 26, 2016, a new high-performance ASD tug designed by Robert Allan Ltd. was launched in Jiangsu Province, China for its Peruvian owners. Based on Robert Allan Ltd.’s well-proven RAmparts 2400W
class, the Chincha
was built by Jiangsu Wuxi Shipyard and fully customized to meet her owner’s requirements.
is the first of two RAmparts 2400W
tugs to be built for the growing Peruvian maritime and port operations company, Trabajos Marítimos S.A. (Tramarsa). Tramarsa has been in business since 1990 and operated harbour tugs built to Robert Allan Ltd. designs since 2000.
Tramarsa representatives Mr. Enrique Tarazona Soria, Vice President and Mr. William Revilla Valdivia, Technical Manager attended the launching ceremony, along with representatives from Robert Allan Ltd. and other major suppliers.
The second tug of the pair, the Tupaq, will be launched shortly and delivery of both is scheduled for August this year. These new tugs will enhance Tramarsa’s harbour service to its valued client partners.
The names of these tugs are taken from the ancient Inca Empire’s language, Quechua. Chincha
means ‘North’ while Tupaq
’ or ‘Decorated
’ in Quechua.
Robert Allan Ltd. is pleased to welcome the Chincha
and the Tupaq
to the RAmparts 2400W
family and we expect many years of hard work from this pair.
Particulars for the Chincha are as follows:
|Length overall |
Bollard Pull (predicted)
|– 24.40 m|
– 11.25 m
– 4.37 m
– 2×2240 kW
– 75 tonnes