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Maritime Propulsion

October 23, 2014

U.S. Shipbuilding: ESG Nabs Two Z-Drive Tug Contracts

Eastern Shipbuilding (ESG) said that Suderman & Young Towing Company and Bay Houston Towing Company each exercised one additional Z-Drive Tug to be built at ESG.
 
This brings the total to six of the new Robert Allan, Ltd. Z-Tech 2400 Class Terminal & Escort Tugs built at ESG's Panama City, FL facilities.
 
G&H will provide the onsite representation for both owners as the owner's agent during the construction and delivery phases of the contracts. 
 
At delivery, G&H Towing will operate each vessels, as in the past.
 
Main Particulars
Length 80 ft.
Breadth 38.25 ft.
Depth: 15.75 ft.
Total HP 5150 @ 1600 rpm
Main engines: 2 x Caterpillar 3516C (B rating) Tier 3
Main propulsion 2 x Schottel SRP 1215FP in Nozzles Z-Drives
Main generators 2 x John Deere 4045AFM85 Tier 3, 99 kW 480V @ 1800 rpm marine diesel gensets
Hawser winch Markey Machinery
Classification ABS
Flag US
CaterpillarSuderman & Young Towing CompanyRobert Allan Ltd.