ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), the shipping and maritime logistics arm of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has contracted Damen Shipyards Group for six Stan Tugs 1606.

The vessels will be used for pushing, towing, hose line handling and berting in ports in Abu Dhabi.

The tugs were procured from Sharjah-based Albwardy Damen, as part of ADNOC Group’s commitment to boost in-country value across its operations.

The steel-hulled twin-screw vessels are powered by two Caterpillar C18 engines providing 1,216bhp with nearly 16 tonnes bollard pull.

Nearly 100 Damen Stan Tug 1606 type vessels are currently in operation by leading martime logisitics companies worldwide.

The design and build work for the newbuild vessels was undertaken entirely in the UAE. Damen has previously delivered 33 vessels to ADNOC Group across all its operating companies.

The tender for acquiring vessels was floated in November 2019 and the contract was awarded to Albwardy Damen in July last year.

Four of the vessels were delivered in May this year and another two were delivered in June 2021.

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