Austal to Build HSC for SGTM

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Austal Limited has been awarded a A$15.5 million (US$10.7 million) contract for a 41m high-speed catamaran. The vessel will provide production continuity to Austal Vietnam as it completes the fabrication of a 94m ferry for a customer in Trinidad and Tobago.

The new vessel is based on an existing and proven Austal Australia designed vessel, with customer defined design modifications to be undertaken in Vietnam before construction commences there by March, 2020 with delivery approximately one year later.

Customer is SGTM, Comoros’ leading ferry company, operating three passenger vessels and two freight transport ships between the islands of Mayotte, Anjouan and Great Comoros, carrying more than 100,000 passengers annually.

The Passenger Express 41 catamaran can accommodate 400 passengers and mixed cargo of up to 20 tonnes, loaded via two ramps.


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On 18 December 2019, Austal announced the rollout of Hull 394, the BAJAMAR EXPRESS for Fred. Olsen Express.

Austal recently posted a new video that captures the milestone.


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Molslinjen’s EXPRESS 4 Soon Going On Sea Trials

Austal has successfully launched the Auto Express 109m high-speed ro-pax ferry EXPRESS 4 for Molslinjen.

This major project milestone involved the vessel being launched into the water for the first time and follows the successful roll-out and joining of the hull and superstructure in August. The vessel is now undergoing final preparations to begin sea trials as part of the acceptance and handover process.

Handover date is planned for January 2019.

Government Of Trinidad And Tobago Wants To Buy An Austal Ferry

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The government of Trinidad and Tobago has authorised the purchase of a fast ferry from Austal.
The vessel will be a 94-metre high-speed catamaran for operation on the sea bridge between Trinidad and Tobago. This vessel is a variant of the two 109m high-speed catamaran’s currently in production at Austal, for Molslinjen.
Contract finalisation is not expected for several weeks.

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