10 May 2024

DP World Stan Tugs 1606 keel laying ceremony on January 23, 2024

In focus: ✔ Newbuilding ✔ Stan Tug ✔ Keel laying ceremony

Damen Stan Tug 1606 is one amongst the most popular Tugs within Damen Group with a high market demand globally specially in the GCC. The tug is well known for its versatility, maneuverability, and reliability in various maritime operations and compact design makes it one of the top choices for our Clients.

Despite its relatively compact size, the Stan Tug 1606 is engineered for robust performance, equipped with powerful propulsion systems that enable it to handle various tasks efficiently.

Currently DP World is a prominent customer of Damen with big order book for various range of tugs have and recently they have secured contracts with Damen to build 4 x Stan tug 1606 in Albwardy Damen further embracing the ideology to make in the UAE and for the UAE.

Customised with specific options for the Stan Tug 1606 to meet DP world requirements, including Wheel house rope guard protection, additional generator, tire fendering, etc.

The construction started for first two tugs in November 2023 followed by another two sets in January 24, and on the 23rd Jan 2024 we held the traditional keel-laying ceremony for vessels in the presence of esteemed guests from DP World - Mr Abdulla Khalfan - Group Senior Vice President – Procurement of DP World, welded the coin to the keel, marking a significant moment in the vessel's construction.

Also from DP World at the event were Capt. Abdul Jalil Khalid - Director and Harbour Master – Marine, Mr Muhammed Sajeed - Group Vice President – Strategic Sourcing & Contracts and Mr Mohamed Ibrahim Saif Obaid - Senior Supervisor - Control Room; all of whom attended the ceremony.