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AN EVOLVING FLEET The time of delivering a standardised vessel is over. At Svitzer we strive to provide specialised products that meet specific contract requirements. ANNIVERSARIES 25-YEAR ANNIVERSARIES Laurie Baker Deckhand AU 23/nov/14 Anthony Oliver Coxswain AU 04/dec/14 Craig Porrett Master AU 18/dec/14 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARIES Erik Mainkvist Technical Manager S 25/aug/14 Mark Summerskill Chief Engineer UK 01/sep/14 Jamie Shorthouse Chief Engineer UK 06/sep/14 Andrew Weston Mate UK 20/sep/14 Argelis Santana Geraldo Engineeer DO 20/sep/14 John Brimble Shore UK 22/sep/14 David Bradbury Deckhand AU 24/sep/14 Dane Ellis Mate UK 27/sep/14 Matthew Sturgeon Marine Operator UK 05/okt/14 Cornelis Kunnen Deckhand AU 21/okt/14 Adam Bond Gen Hand UK 25/okt/14 Lance Kirby Master AU 04/nov/14 Domingo Mieses Flores Cook DO 10/nov/14 Kaj Karlsson Operations Manager S 15/nov/14 Wesley Lay Master AU 16/nov/14 Tony Blackham Chief Engineer UK 22/nov/14 Barry Fitzgibbon Master AU 29/nov/14 David Andrews Deckhand AU 19/dec/14 Barry Holcroft Master AU 20/dec/14 Alan Bates Engineer AU 20/dec/14 David Rackley Marine Operator UK 20/dec/14 Michael Mcwatters Deckhand AU 21/dec/14 Our fleet is constantly developing, and new types of tugs have emerged steadily in recent years. The current fleet consists of over 430 operating vessels, and the vast majority of these are tugs, with the most popular type being the Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) Tug. ASD means that the tug has 2 thrusters that can individually be rotated 360°, which provides a high degree of manoeuvrability. ACCOMMODATING CUSTOMER NEEDS In our existing fleet, we have many standardised vessels with modules that can meet our customers’ needs. Simplicity and modularity are the key words when building new vessels. It is all about accommodating the needs of our customers and delivering a product that is tailored to their specifications at the lowest cost possible – without compromising the well-known Svitzer quality and safety standards. A case in point is an on-going tender where we have included a selective catalytic reactor on the tug engines in order to help reduce NOx emissions during operation and live up to IMO Tier III regulations. NEXT GENERATION We strive to be innovative and pioneering within newbuilds. Our environmentally friendly ECOtug was a revolutionary tug within the industry and we are already in the process of building the next generation of this ECOtug for the Gorgon contract and, in future, also for the Wheatstone contract. BIG WIN FOR SVITZER Svitzer came out the winner in last year’s APMM Supercup football championship, an annual event in Copenhagen that brings together all the business units of the Maersk Group in a tournament with 124 participating teams. We entered two teams, and after a series of comfortable victories in the group stage, one of them, Duke Shaper’s Army, qualified for the knock-out stages. Led by a couple of persistent, hardworking, and super-talented women up front, the Svitzer team managed to go all the way to victory in the grand final. SVITZER VESSELS SORTED BY TYPE ASD TRACTOR CONVENTIONAL OTHER 53% 26% 11% 10% 15


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