Østensjø Rederi awarded tugboat operation contract at Melkøya


Østensjø Rederi has been awarded the tugboat at Melkøya terminal for Statoil ASA. The contract includes three tugboats and two mooring boats.

Startup of the contract at Melkøya is set to March 2017. The duration of the contract is ten years with five optional years.

The scope of the contract include new building of three large escort tugs with a bollard pull of 100 tons and two smaller mooring launches with bollard pull power of 5 tons. The propulsion system will be a dual fuel system that can operate on LNG or marine gas oil. The tugs are designed in cooperation with the Canadian designer Robert Allan, whom Østensjø Rederi has worked with for over 15 years.

RG Hagland’s offshore department has been acting as broker during the entire tender process.