On the 6 April 2018 the seagoing Pusher Tug “Conwenna” was launched in Kampen at Thecla Bodewes Shipyards
The second in the series of ultra-shallow draft anchor handling utility tugs. Designed specifically to meet Silverburn’s unique requirements operating both in the Russian rivers and at sea.
The vessels have an operating draft ranging from below 2.3 meters, enabling them to work in most sectors of the Caspian seas and Russian rivers. However, with unlimited class, their abilities to perform in deeper waters give the company more flexibility in providing the best possible services to our clients.
Having a bollard pull of around 40 tonnes, a large deck and crane, good bunker capacity, and uniquely in the system an adjustable height “air-draft” bridge.
Last August, in a series of three the first Pusher Tug “Wenna” has been delivered. This ship now sails on the Caspian Sea and is used for offshore support activities, seagoing tow and push transports.
Thecla Bodewes, CEO and owner of three shipyards in the Northern Netherlands, is very pleased with the assignment: “It is wonderful to build a series of three Pushers for our client Silverburn Shipping Group. Half of April, we will start building with the third Ice Pusher Tug, also at our yard in Kampen. Furthermore last year December we delivered a Seagoing Chemical Barge within three months for the same client. We are proud we have achieved this together with our suppliers in such a short time. Mutual trust and the ambition to be the best is an important driving force for this close relationship.”