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Austal wins $75m ferry contract

14/09/2009 - 10:47

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Henderson-based shipbuilder Austal has secured its third commercial contract this year with the design and construction of four passenger ferries valued at $75 million.

Austal wins $75m ferry contract

Henderson-based shipbuilder Austal has secured its third commercial contract this year with the design and construction of four passenger ferries valued at $75 million.

Austal will build the 41 metre high ferries, each capable of carrying 405 passengers, for the government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

The company said today that construction of the four-vessel fleet will be shared across its Western Australian and Tasmanian facilities, with delivery scheduled for late 2010.

"This contract marks an impressive hat-trick of commercial orders over recent months," Austal managing director Bob Browning said.

"Considering the current global economic climate, this achievement is a fantastic endorsement of Austal's commitment to fulfilling its customer's commercial needs with affordable, quality products."

Austal is already building six fast patrol craft for the Trinidad and Tobago coast guard, which are due for delivery in early 2010.

 

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