The Bitu River has just left China Merchants JingLing Shipyard. This bitumen tanker equipped with the new generation of Schottel diesel-electric azimuth propulsion system is 145.80 meters long and can transport 16,542 MT of liquid bitumen heated to 150-160 degrees Celsius in 12 independent tanks.
The crew consists of 14 people, including officers and staff responsible for the daily maintenance of the vessel.
With the big support of Maritec Tanker Management, Rubis Group were able to monitor this construction project in all its phases: acquisition process, innovative design and construction to meet our specific needs.
The needs of the African continent in terms of infrastructure are growing. The acquisition of this vessel, equipped with the latest generation equipment, aims to secure the supply of our subsidiaries in Africa.
Rubis Asphalt Middle East is therefore celebrating the arrival of this new bitumen vessel to complete its fleet and support its growth and development.