Besiktas Workboats, a new division of Besiktas Shipyard, has won orders to build three TB1505 design tugs for Turkish operator STFA and two for a Libyan company.
With an overall length of 15m, beam of 5.8m and draft of 1.8m, the three STFA twin screw tugboats will have a pair of VOLVO D13 main engines coupled by 1150 mm diameter fixed pitch propellers via ZF W350 gearboxes.
The remaining two Libyan-tugs will have similar specifications and will be supported with VOLVO D12 main engines.
One of the 13 ton bollard pull 15m tugs will be delivered from stock of Besiktas Workboats Divisions within two months and will join the STFA fleet in Morocco. The other two vessels, slated for delivery in July, will join STFA fleet in Kuwait.