Ana sayfa English Edition Ineos FPS includes Sanmar’s Bogacay in fleet renewal

Ineos FPS includes Sanmar’s Bogacay in fleet renewal

Ineos FPS, a subsidiary of the global petrochemicals manufacturer Inoes, has chosen the 24-meter Bogacay Class azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug built by Turkey’s Sanmar Shipyards. Sanmar has been steadily developing and refining its extensive ASD portfolio with the 24-meter Bogacay Class being by far the most popular. Currently, 34 tugs of this class are in operation at seas around the world with a further seven under construction or planned. The tug’s evolution has been so impressive that Sanmar’s Projects Director Ali Gurun has commented that they might as well have come close to building the “perfect tug”.
Ineos FPS, part of Ineos, operates the largest oil transportation system in the UK including the Hound Point Forties Crude Oil Export Terminal in the Firth of Forth estuary on Scotland’s River Forth. The company which provides towing services at this terminal is Targe Towing, which has been working on behalf of the owners for the past 25 years.
As part of its long term commitment to the Forties Pipeline System, Ineos FPS has embarked on a major investment which includes a tug fleet renewal programme beginning with the order for a Sanmar Bogacay Class 70 tonne bollard pull, fire-fighting tug which was customized and adapted according to the client’s specification following face-to-face consultation between Sanmar’s in-house naval architects, Ineos FPS’s Marine Manager, designer Ron Allan and Targe Towing’s Managing Director, Tom Woolley.
Following the collaboration meetings, Targe also placed an order or an identical tug with Sanmar for its own North East Scottish port operations where this additional vessel will join Kittiwake, a highly successful Bogacay Class vessel already in service.
The changes recommended by Targe included extending the bow roll fender for push-pull operations, providing a dedicated ship’s office and all-officer accommodation with single cabins having en suite facilities and the provision of an oil dispersant system. Numerous other minor layout modifications have also been incorporated.
Based on the Robert Allan Limited RAmparts 2400 SX design exclusively commissioned by Sanmar, the two new ‘Special Bogacays’ will be to Bureau Veritas Classification including having full FiFi1 notation.