Damen to deliver two ASD Tugs 3010 ICE to BOA Group

Damen signed a contract with BOA Group for two ASD Tugs 3010 ICE on February 20th.

The tugs will be delivered later this year.

BOA’s fleet consists of specialized offshore vessels, semi-submersible barges and harbor tugs. The order for these two Damen tugs is a part of the Norwegian company’s strategic fleet renewal and aims at modernizing the fleet while lowering fuel consumption.
BOA CEO and shipowner Ole Torberg Bjørnevik explains, “There are a number of advantages to reducing the fuel consumption of our vessels. For one, it lowers costs, which helps us become more competitive. Crucially, it also allows us to pursue our goals of increased sustainability.”

“To ensure a good match, we considered a wide range of tugs, from various shipbuilders. I am confident that we have found the right vessel with Damen. The ASD Tug 3010 ICE represents the complete package for us. It’s got the fuel economy, the right draught, ice classification and availability of spare parts. It was very important for us that we had something that was proven – and with Damen you certainly get something proven,” says BOA Fleet Director Tugs and Salvage Eskil Bjørnevik.

The two tugs will feature a range of options that ensure their suitability to BOA’s needs. This includes a Heila HLRM 65 - 4s crane with 3.3 ton lifting capacity at 12.65 meters, an aft winch, a modular oil recovery system, and a shore heating system.

Damen Sales Manager for Scandinavia Martin Verstraaten says, “It has been a pleasure to be in contact with such a knowledgeable client. I’m very pleased that we have been able to find a solution that matches BOA’s wide-ranging operational profile. It’s been quite a journey assessing the requirements and the possible solutions, but it’s gone smoothly and always been filled with warmth. I’m looking forward to the continued development of our relationship in the future.”

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