Smart Maritime Group to Build Two Towing Vessel Hulls for Kirgan Holding


Smart Maritime Group (Kiev) and Kirgan Holding S.A. signed a contract for construction of two hulls of ship-towing tugs (T 2440 design) at the facilities of Kherson Shipyard (KhS).

The tugs are designed for towing ships and floating structures in water areas of ports, as well as for fire extinguishing purposes.

The design and working documentation for the vessels was developed by TR ANSSHIP DESIGN (Nikolaev). The hulls will be built under the supervision of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and will comply with KM Ice3 R2 AUT1 FF3WS Tug class.

Completion and installation of equipment in the hulls assembled at Kherson Shipyard will be made at the production facilities of Craneship LLC located in Kherson.


Specification of the ship-towing tugs of T 2440 design: length – 24.00 metres, width – 10.40 metres, hull height – 4.60 metres.

Smart Maritime Group (SMG) is Ukraine’s largest shipbuilding holding company. It was established in 2009 to manage the marine assets of Smart-Holding. SMG integrates two largest shipbuilding companies of Ukraine, Chernomorsky Shipbuilding Yard and Kherson Shipyard.

Smart-Holding is one of the largest investment groups of Ukraine with focus on the key industries of the economy, including mining and metals, oil and gas, banking sector, shipbuilding, real estate and agriculture.

Smart Holding’s strategy is aimed at efficient management of diversified investment portfolio by increasing its value in the long run and search of new directions for business development. Smart-Holding participates in projects as a strategic and portfolio investor.

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