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Indonesian shipbuilder KTU Shipyard has completed its first harbour tug built in collaboration with naval architects Robert Allan Ltd at its Sagulung yard.

It delivered 27-m Karya Pacific 2232an azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug built to RAL’s TRA2700 design, to its own subsidiary Karya Pacific. Launched mid-April, this is the first of a new series of ASD tugboats the shipyard plans to build for its subsidiary’s shipping arm, other clients in southeast Asia and outside the region.

“This is the start of a collaboration with Robert Allan Ltd. We already have another model in the works with them,” said the spokesperson.

KTU’s collaboration with RAL was announced March 2020. It also has a relationship with Groot Ship Design for different types of vessel newbuildings.

It has also started building a 91-m long deck cargo barge for PT Mitrabahtera Segara Sejati, with the steel cutting ceremony held 20 May.

KTU Shipyard has also built three cargo barges for DS Norden. Nord Panther 1 was towed by tug Harlina 9, with support from tug Harlina 23, from the shipyard. Nord Panther 2 and Nord Panther 3 were also completed.

In addition to its shipyard in Sagulung, Batam, where Karya Pacific 2232 was constructed, KTU operates two other shipyards Batam, with one in Tanjung Riau with a 400-tonne crane and one in Sekupang. It also operates a shipyard in Marunda, near Jakarta.

(Source: Riviera by Martyn Wingrove)