Berg Propulsion wins six vessel order in Ukraine

21 September, 2010 – Berg Propulsion has secured a significant new reference in Ukraine covering installation of propulsion equipment on board six heavy-duty shallow draft pusher tugboats due delivery to grain trader and ship owner Nibulon S.A.

The vessels, to be built at Ukraine’s Wadan Okean Shipyard, will be ice strengthened for operation in harsh conditions to support transhipment operations, principally in the Dnieper River region. They will be used to steer barges by pushing or towing, service barges and other vessels in port, break ice in the winter, and support mooring operations.

The order covers 13 (12 + spare) Berg Azimuth Thrusters (BAT) with control systems, with vessel deliveries scheduled for December 2010 through February 2011.

Mustafa Müslüm, General Manager for Berg Propulsion Istanbul, said that the very tough conditions in which the vessels would operate meant that the owner had been meticulous in selecting reliable propulsion equipment.

“Vessels operating under such demanding conditions must be specified with the best quality propulsion equipment. Winning this order provides a further endorsement of the durability and track record of our products, as we approach celebrations marking the centenary of Berg, its craftsmanship and industry understanding.”

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About Berg Propulsion
Berg Propulsion is one of the world’s leading designers and producers of Controllable Pitch Propellers for merchant and industrial shipping. Our strength lies in exceptional functional and technical expertise coupled with extensive industry knowledge.
We deliver fully customized main propellers, azimuth thrusters, transverse thrusters and manoeuvre systems. Our operation is global – we provide our customers with swift and effective service within 24 hours.
Berg Propulsion operates from state-of-the-art production facilities in Sweden and Singapore, with sales and marketing offices in China (Shanghai and Guangzhou), Turkey, Dubai, Singapore, Germany, Spain, Brazil, South Korea and the Swedish west coast. For more information, visit

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