Fluidmecanica has won contracts to provide deck machinery to tugs built for the Royal Thai Navy. It has already provided deck equipment including winches to 53-tonne bollard pull tugboat Panyi 857 and secured the order for similar machinery for a sister vessel in Q1 2018.
These tugs are built by Italthai Marine in Thailand to a Robert Allan design for handling naval ships. They are RAmparts 3200 design 32 m tugs with 12.4 m moulded beam and 5.4 m depth.
Fluidmecanica is supplying an anchor-hawse winch of 60 tonnes capacity that operates at a speed of 4.1 m/min. It is also supplying a power pack of 110 kW and a 5-tonne capstan to the second tug. This is similar to the equipment it supplied for Panyi 857.
Panyi 857, which entered service in 2017, and its sister tug are built to Lloyd’s Register classification for handling Royal Thai Navy’s large navy vessels and submarines in port.
They also support oil recovery and fire-fighting operations and other duties. They have capacity to carry 155 m3 of fuel oil, 50 m3 of water and 7 m3 of foam. The sister tug, yet to be named, is scheduled to enter service in Q2 2018.
Italthai has previously built Robert Allan-designed tugs for operations in Thailand with Fluidmecanica winches. These include a pair of RAmparts 2800 design harbour tugs, Tarua 120 and Tarua 302, for the Port Authority of Thailand.