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Major oil tanker towage contract won by Immingham tug team

Immingham's Svitzer tug team has been awarded the oil tanker towage work by James Fisher Marine Services as it gears up to serve a huge £50 million ten-year contract with Phillips 66.

Major oil tanker towage contract won by Immingham tug team

The agreement involves the co-ordination of the huge vessels arriving at Tetney Monobuoy, to discharge crude oil at the Humber Estuary facility, ready to be piped to the South Killingholme refinery.

Svitzer’s team in the port is based at Triton House, and it is a continuation of work previously undertaken.

Europe managing director Kasper Friis Nilaus, pictured right, said: “Svitzer has served Tetney Monobuoy for several years. We will continue carrying out the work for James Fisher Marine Services, who recently won the P66 tender.

“We are pleased that James Fisher selected Svitzer as the preferred towage contractor. The towage related to the monobuoy is an important part of our work on the Humber, so retaining it is positive for our operation on the river.”

As reported when the deal was finalised in April, it involves the safe delivery of 15 million cubic metres of crude oil per year from 110 tankers, feeding one of the most sophisticated petro-chemical plants in Europe.

The South Killingholme facility supplies almost 20 per cent of the UK’s fuel demand.

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