Forde Reederei Seetouristik, Bygg nr. 418 ved Austral Ships Pty Ltd., Austal 56 "Halunder Jet"

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December 16, 2016
Austal Wins 56 metre Commercial Ferry Contract

Austal Limited (Austal) (ASX:ASB) is pleased to announce the company’s sixth new commercial vessel order for 2016, with the award of a €15.47 million (circa A$22million) contract for a high-speed passenger ferry from Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS Group) of Germany.

The 56 metre catamaran is a new design from Austal’s Australian based design team, adding to their successful portfolio of designs that has seen more than 22 similar-sized vessels constructed for commercial ferry operators around the world since 2002.

Announcing the contract, Austal Chief Executive Officer David Singleton highlighted Austal’s successful strategy to pursue export opportunities that are strengthening Australia’s shipbuilding capability.

“Export contracts such as this are integral to the ongoing development of our Australian-based design, procurement and engineering teams and provide terrific opportunities for them to share their skills and expertise in shipbuilding with our Philippines shipyard. This not only strengthens our local and overseas capabilities, but ultimately delivers great value to our customers,” Singleton said.

Austal’s new design encompasses several key innovations including an optimised hull form that will minimise both fuel consumption and wake wash when operating on the River Elbe between Helgoland and the Port of Hamburg. The environmentally friendly ship has been designed with several features to improve the passenger experience with the use of energy efficient LED lighting technologies internally and externally to create mood, ambient and decorative lighting. Large windows in the superstructure and two open deck areas will offer passengers expansive views from throughout the vessel.

The 35 knot, all-aluminium catamaran also features silicon type anti-fouling (with no biocides that can harm waterways), a sewage treatment plant and an engine exhaust arrangement that will allow catalytic converters to remove nitrous oxides from the main engine exhaust.
The contract from FRS Group represents Austal’s 6th commercial ferry order in 2016 and follows orders received from;
  • 2Go of the Philippines (2 x 30 metre passenger ferries),
  • Seaspovill of South Korea (1 x 50 metre passenger ferry),
  • Mols Linien of Denmark (1 x 109 metre vehicle passenger ferry), and
  • Blue Sea Jet of China (1 x 42 metre passenger ferry, to be constructed by Aulong, Austal’s joint venture with Jianglong Shipbuilding).
Construction will commence at Austal Philippines’ Cebu shipyard early in 2017, with delivery to FRS Group scheduled for March 2018.

The 56m high speed catamaran to be built by Austal Philippines for FRS Group is an all new Austal design from the Australian based design team responsible for developing a portfolio of 22 similar-sized vessels, delivered worldwide since 2002.

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DELIVERY VOYAGE UNDERWAY OF 56 METRE HIGH SPEED CATAMARAN FOR FRS OF GERMANY
9 MARCH 2018

Austal (ASX:ASB) is pleased to announce the delivery voyage of a new 56 metre high speed passenger ferry, for Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS Group) of Germany, is underway.

Hull 418 departed Austal Philippines shipyard in Cebu on 7th March 2018 and formal delivery and handover is anticipated upon arrival to FRS Group in Germany, in April.

Austal was awarded the A$22million contract for the design and construction of the aluminium catamaran in December 2016 and has built the vessel at the company’s shipyard in the Philippines in just 12 months.

Austal Chief Executive Officer David Singleton said the vessel was a great demonstration of the company’s ability to develop and construct advanced maritime technology in a global market.

“The advanced design and smart ship technology that delivers superior performance and seakeeping for this fantastic looking ship was developed here in Australia and then constructed in the Philippines to our exacting standards, Mr Singleton said.

“Austal’s design team has developed an optimised hull form that not only minimises fuel consumption and wake wash but also provides superior strength and stability at speeds exceeding 35 knots on open seas,” he added.

“Innovations like Austal’s MARINELINK-Smart and Ride Control are being sought out by operators like FRS, as they help to deliver a better customer experience - and a greater return on investment.”

The 35 knot vessel is capable of carrying 680 passengers and features two classes of passenger accommodation (including leather-appointed reclining seats with USB chargers), enhanced passenger accessibility (including an elevator between passenger decks), a programmable, energy-efficient LED lighting system and large windows offering expansive views throughout the cabin. Two exterior passenger decks offer an outdoor experience for FRS customers travelling the popular River Elbe route between Helgoland and the Port of Hamburg.


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"Halunder Jet" ligger nå i Algeciras etter at den kom der på kvelden den 2. april, er visst litt arbeid som utføres av Austal som er grunnet til oppholdet
 
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