HMC ’s new Tug Bylgia christened
Heerema Marine Contractor’s new state-of-the-art Anchor Handling Tug Bylgia was christened at Estación Maritima in Vigo (Sp) today after only 19 months of construction. The christening was performed by Laura Heerema.
The Bylgia and her, soon to be finished , sister tug Kolga were commissioned to replace HMC’s aging tugs, the Husky and Retriever, who have both been in service for over 30 years.
Both new tugs are equipped with a retractable bow thruster and have DP2 capabilities. With a length of 72 meters and a width of 18 meters, the fully custom-built tugs are larger than the Husky and Retriever.
Each tug has a bollard pull of 180 tons and can hold up to 2500 m3 of fuel, sufficient to sail directly from Rotterdam to Cape Town, South Africa. The anchor winch capacity is able to install anchors in water depths of up to 1500 meters.
Each tug has accommodation for 40 people. Bylgia’s first task will be an anchor handling job in the North Sea for HMC’s Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel Hermod.
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At Heerema Zwijndrecht, one of the production locations of Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG), the Montrose Bridge Linked Platform (BLP) topside sailed out. HFG has built this topside for Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Limited (TSEUK).
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