New SD Tugs - types, propulsion, etc.

Waighty
9th December 2011, 13:50
Given that I wasn't around when the new SD tugs were being planned, can anyone still in the job list what all the new tugs are? Namely bollard pull, ASD or Voith or conventional and any other useful info'.

Many thanks.

BUGGINS
9th December 2011, 18:06
I assume that the invitation to tender would not have specified details of the actual vessels required, rather than sufficient be provided to cover the tasks which were to be covered. So it would be entirely up to SD to decide the vessels specs.

roofaerosyth
11th December 2011, 21:33
and while we are on the subject o the new vessels.... who is picking the names of them ? cos im not impressed by some of the new names.

RetiredPMSO
12th December 2011, 19:52
and while we are on the subject o the new vessels.... who is picking the names of them ? cos im not impressed by some of the new names.

Names are selected by Serco, no ships naming and badges committee involved like in the good old days of the MOD.

VICTORIA was named apparently after the wife of one of the Serco Directors.

roofaerosyth
13th December 2011, 17:50
serco had 29 various vessels built for them by damen shipyards group. total cost for the lot -146 million.under the brolly of a private finance initiative(PFI). the only info i have is on the 4 small (21 m long . 8.83 m beam and 3.66 m draft) asd tugs.(azimuth stern drive).they have bow thrusters as well.dont know about bhp but bollard pull is 23.8 tons.max speed is 11.5 knots.named sd deborah.sd suzanne.sd christina and sd eileen.

Waighty
18th December 2011, 14:48
serco had 29 various vessels built for them by damen shipyards group. total cost for the lot -146 million.under the brolly of a private finance initiative(PFI). the only info i have is on the 4 small (21 m long . 8.83 m beam and 3.66 m draft) asd tugs.(azimuth stern drive).they have bow thrusters as well.dont know about bhp but bollard pull is 23.8 tons.max speed is 11.5 knots.named sd deborah.sd suzanne.sd christina and sd eileen.

Thanks for that Roo. :)

Gordy Connor
20th November 2013, 08:25
The 4 new tugs we got at Faslane, where 2 Damen Stan Tugs 2608, they where twin screw bow thrust, can't remember the bollard pull, where called Sd Mars and Sd Jupiter.

The other 2 where 2909 ATD to replace Nimble and Dexterous, azimuth pods with a 38t bollard pull, nice tugs but very noisy accommodation

RDAChatham
21st November 2013, 10:51
It would be really interesting to know how much input the Adm Pilots had to the build specs. Recall the cost of Impulse and Impetus!

Gordy Connor
21st November 2013, 11:10
I don't think they had any, pilots in Faslane we're not happy, they wanted Voiths to replace Nimble and Dexterous, but seem happy with the 2909 when I left, we seemed to be on every job