Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:10

Expanding global presence KOTUG in Brunei

| |

As from the start of October 2014, KOTUG is assisting all LNG vessels at the Brunei LNG Terminal with three powerful Rotortugs. Brunei Shell Petroleum Company awarded KOTUG as their exclusive towage provider with a 24/7 operation, supported by local management. Three 80-ton + bollard pull strong tugs of the revolutionary Rotor concept are in charge of the berthing and unberthing operations of LNG Tankers, standby services during loading, oil spill response and firefighting duties. The Rotortugs RT CHAMPION, RT LEADER and RT TASMAN were recently mobilized from Europe to Asia. A significant milestone. KOTUG is proud to confirm that with the award of this LNG terminal contract our organization is committed to comply with the most stringent quality and safety requirements in the industry. This is another significant milestone for KOTUG as earlier this year our Joint Venture Company KT Maritime Services Australia PTY Ltd. was awarded the prestigious Shell Prelude Project, offshore Australia for 3 Infield Support Vessels, again based on the successful Rotortug Concept, to support the operation of the world's first Floating Liquefied Natural Gas project. During the coming months six new state-of-the-art designed Rotortugs are to be delivered, two of which fitted out in the Hybrid version, the so called E-KOTUG, will be added to the KOTUG fleet in Europe.