Kongsberg Maritime has announced the signing of a large contract with Turkish tugboat builder Med Marine to deliver heavy duty, Escort Series towing winches for nine escort tugs equipped with azimuth stern drives. This order follows on from a contract signed earlier this year to supply winches for seven tugs. The new agreement brings the total number of Kongsberg’s winch supply contracts for Med Marine to 16 shipsets. Kongsberg Maritime’s Escort Series of towing winches are a popular choice for tug operators in terminals and harbours around the world, demonstrated by the hundreds of tugs in operation that are fitted with Kongsberg’s towing winches. Kongsberg Maritime and Med Marine have a longstanding relationship, with many Med Marine-built tugs featuring Kongsberg technology and equipment. Kongsberg is one of the world’s leading suppliers of deck machinery, propulsion engineering and digital technology for tugs and workboats worldwide.