The Defence Materiel Administration of Sweden ordered 4 ice-class tugs from Damen Shipyards with choices 4 two further, that will probably be outfitted with quite a few choices. A heavy responsibility crane, bow thrusters, an additional robust aft winch and extra will probably be put in on the vessels of the Damen Stan Tug 1606 design, which is prolonged to 17 meters size over all to suit all of the choices. Engines comply to IMO Tier III emission rules. The tender that FMV (Försvarets Materielverk, the organisation that acquires all obligatory gear for the Swedish armed forces) wrote for ice class tenders was gained by Damen. A trusted companion was wanted that would ship vessels of confirmed efficiency. Standardised designs by Damen guarantee this reliability and permit for the in depth vary of elective gear that the operators within the naval harbours require.

Together with the choices talked about, heating and airconditioning, a galley with sofa and bathroom will full crew security and luxury aboard. The dual screw tug will probably be powered by two Volvo D13 MH engines. Exhaust silencing, SCR (selective catalyc discount – to take away nitrogen dioxide from exhaust gasses) and soot filters will guarantee IMO Tier III compliance. An auxiliary generator delivers further electrical energy wanted for crane dealing with. Bilge cooling ducts switch engine warmth into the waters from a closed loop system, with out take-in of floor water by which ice particles may block the engine cooling system. The push knee on the tugs’ bows will probably be tailored to navigating in ice.


Patric Hjorth (Director Naval Division, FMV) and Martin Verstraaten (Gross sales Supervisor, Damen)

Martin Verstraaten, Damen Gross sales Supervisor, stated: “All through the tender course of, the collaboration between all events has been glorious. Implementing FMV’s particular calls for in our confirmed design and mixing our operational information and shipbuilding expertise has resulted in a compliant answer that provides actual worth for cash.”

Mr Patric Hjorth, Director Naval Division, stated: “That is the second order FMV positioned with Damen Shipyards. This sequence of recent harbour tugs is a part of our fleet renewal program. Damen has confirmed to be the suitable companion for this mission. Their expertise with cutting-edge tug boats as properly the power to take care of the vessel throughout their lifetime and ship glorious service from their native yard in Sweden has positioned them properly to assist and advise us in our mission to supply the Swedish Navy with dependable and easy crusing vessels.”

The 4 vessels will probably be constructed on the Albwardy Damen yard in Dubai. This yard lately accomplished development of six Stan Tug 1606 vessels. The lengthened design for FMV will revenue from the constructing expertise on the yard. FMV beforehand ordered two Damen ASD 3010 ice class tugs, constructive expertise with these vessels in addition to the cooperation with Damen performed a job of their selection to pick Damen for the development of those 4 STu 1706 ICE tugs. The lengthened tugs for FMV get their very own kind identify. The vessels are to function within the Stockholm harbour (2x) and in Karlskrona (2x). Two extra ice class tugs of the identical design are on possibility, these are to function within the western elements of Sweden. The Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet within the south-east of Sweden will act as a service hub for the FMV tugs. The 4 Stan Tugs will probably be delivered in Sweden by the top of 2023