Home' Baird Maritime : November 2011 Contents Tuzla shipyard has a total area of 18,000 square metres,
including a 6,114 square metre workshop and office area, with
annual steel processing capacity of 9,000 tonnes. The shipyard also
has a floating dock with 5,000 tonnes lifting capacity.
Bogazici is capable of building vessels up to 20,000DWT.
Processes carried out at the shipyard comply with all
regulations regarding health, safety and environment protection.
Bogazici's quality standards and assurance principles are
supported by the ISO 9001 Quality Management System, which
provides continued incentives for development and improvement.
The company's quality management is certified and regularly
audited by Bureau Veritas.
Vessels built by Bogazici are under guarantee for one year, with
technical after-sale services delivered worldwide by a specialist
team working in co-operation with the main equipment
manufacturers. Before delivery of new vessels to their owners,
technical and practical training is given by Bogazici's technical
team to the incoming crew to familiarise them with the vessel and
all its equipment.
One recent addition to Bogazici's shipbuilding program is an
AHT/utility vessel with DP1 configuration, to be constructed for
one of France's leading tug operators. The all-welded steel
construction vessel is certified by Bureau Veritas, with an overall
length of 45 metres, a beam of 13.6 metres, a depth of 5.2 metres
and an average draft of 3.6 metres.
The tug will be powered by a pair of ABC diesel engines, each
rated 1,768kW at 1,000rpm, driving controllable pitch propellers
inside fixed nozzles. This is supplemented by two tunnel thrusters
supplied by Finnoy. This propulsion system will enable a bollard
pull of about 50 tonnes. FiFi-1 rated with a Dynamic Positioning 1
(DP 1) configuration, the vessel will be fully equipped for various
support duties in the oil industry, pipe-laying, cable-laying and
In mid-July, two newbuild ASD harbour-escort tugs, 'Sea Falcon'
and 'Sea Eagle', were delivered to their new owner Sea Eagles
Shipping Group, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Following a successful cruise to the UAE, both tugs have operated
in the Persian Gulf since then.
Both vessels are basically Bogazici's standard ASD
harbour-escort tug type, measuring 32.5 metres in length overall,
11.7 metres across the beam, with a gross tonnage of 463 tonnes
and 65 tonnes. However, they were built with some slight
modifications to operate in the Gulf area according to the
customer's specific requirements.
At the Work Boat Exhibition in Abu Dhabi in early October,
Mohammed Al Zayer, deputy manager of Sea Eagles, paid a visit to
Bogazici's stand and gave his thoughts and opinions about both
the new tugs and Bogazici.
"It was a great pleasure working with Bogazici and I want to
take this opportunity to thank Bogazici for its excellent work and
fabulous tugs," he said. "I was really impressed with the
promptness, professionalism and the great co-operation we got
from the whole Bogazici team. Indeed, Bogazici handled our deal
with ease and high-quality service.
"Bogazici service and quality are among the finest in the
industry and meet our need to deliver the best vessel to our
clients worldwide. I wish them all the best and the success in
their work. Cheers!"
For further information contact:
Bogazici Shipping, Turkey,
PH: +90 216 414 37 84
'San Nicola' is one of the company's many tugs
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