GONDAN at Dux, Pax and Audax Naming Ceremony
At the end of last August, the management of the company attended the triple naming ceremony in Hammerfest.
The ceremony for the first dual-fuel tugs built in Europe, for Østensjø Rederi A / S, happened at the same time as Statoil’s 10-year mark of the production at Melkøya facility.
DUX, PAX and AUDAX have been designed to perform their functions at temperatures up to 20 degrees below zero and combine the use of LNG in most of their operations – meeting the IMO Tier III emission standards – with the flexibility of diesel when it is necessary, guaranteeing total operational capacity in all circumstances.
They have a free running speed of 15 knots and are capable of a remarkable performance of direct and indirect towing performance, providing exceptionally high direct pull and escort forces: 107 ton bollard pull and 167 ton steering force, both class approved by Bureau Veritas.