MEYERWERFT TOWING PONTOON AND PUSH BOX
Together with Meyer Werft GmbH, DEKC Maritime developed a towing pontoon and a push box.
Both items used as part of the towing operation over river Ems of their biggest new build cruise vessel until today, the 324m long Norwegian Breakaway. A flexible – for different hull shapes useful - solution has been designed to have both the tugs on the stem and stern fixed to the Norwegian Breakaway. The increasing dimensions of the Meyer Werft build cruise vessels in relation to the river Ems demanded for a different approach of towing to open sea. In close cooperation with Meyer Werft maintenance department, yard captains, pilots, tugboat captains and MARIN in Wageningen the towing pontoon and push box have been developed. MT’s scope of work consisted of the concept design, basic design, main construction plans, detail engineering, production information, project management, purchase of equipment and towing lines. The execution and delivery of a deadweight check, sounding tables and trim tables completed a total and interesting design and building process.