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Odesa  >  News  >  Maritime Sector
ZNT Yard lays two ice-breaking tugs designed in Odesa
Dec 08 2011, 15:02

ODESA, DECEMBER 8th, 2011, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE — ZNT Yard, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, has laid two TG04M ice-breaking tugs designed by Marine Engineering Bureau, Odesa, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.

The press service of Marine Engineering Bureau informed today, 8 December.

According to the press service, the new tugs have been designed for roadstead shunting operations in the river, floating cranes, ancillary works for berthing, drainage from the pier, manipulation of barges and ships, vessels in the arrangement sucks backwater during the spring flood, the alignment of self-propelled fleet for the winter holding anchorage.

A series of tugs under project TG04 is the first of a new generation of river tugs and pushers that are created to work on the inland waterways of the Russian Federation.

The tug is designed for operation at low temperatures. Its equipment and design of the propeller-rudder system will allow the tug to operate at low temperatures below zero in a state of complete ice-binding, the tug has a reinforced hull design for working in the frozen waters, due to the need to lift the tug pier during the winter sludge weight of the vessel is not more than 100 tons has a maximum draft of less than 1.8 m lift is working on safety harbour craft during the break-up, so has the minimum size, allowing to work with all units of the fleet.

INFORMATION: OJSC Marine Engineering Bureau was registered on March, 23rd, 1995 in Odesa, Ukraine. It was founded by a group of scientists of the Shipbuilding Department, Odesa National Maritime University. OJSC Marine Engineering Bureau works out pre-contract classification projects, projects of “conversion”, upgrade and renewal of sea vessels for internal and mixed journeys. They also prepare projects for increasing carrying and container capacities of ships and other related work.


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