Incat: former Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein appointed as Strategic Advisor

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Incat Chairman Robert Clifford announced the appointment of the former Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein to the role of Strategic Advisor for the company.

During his period as Premier Peter Gutwein was Tasmanian Minister for Climate Change, hence a perfect candidate to support Incat’s growth in the global ferry market where zero emission is the ideal as International Maritime rules require reductions in CO2 emissions in the world’s fleet.

Incat is poised to revolutionise the world ferry market building lighter, stronger, fully electric zero emission ferries.


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Transport Malta Is Looking for Ferry Operator

Transport Malta has issued a request for proposals for the introduction of a ferry service in Malta and Gozo. The concession will be for 15 years and will feature ticket booths, departure points and eco-vessels.

A market research conducted by Transport Malta shows that the concession is valued at €115,500,000.


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Bad News for Rauma Marine Constructions, (maybe) Good News for Incat

The Government of Tasmania has decided that State-owned TT-Line Company Pty Ltd should not proceed with the proposed vessel replacement contract with Finnish ship builder Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC), “due to COVID-19 and its economic implications for the State.”

In 2018, a contract was signed with Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft.

In 2020, it was mutually agreed between TT-Line and FSG that FSG would not build the new vessels. TT-Line signed a Memorandum of Understanding with RMC and commenced contract negotiations and agreed final design specifications.

The TT-Line Board submitted an updated business case following a unanimous Board recommendation that TT-Line sign a new ship construction contract with RMC.

That recommendation was considered and subsequently not endorsed by the Shareholder Minsters.

A Reaction from Incat

Robert Clifford, Chairman Incat, has already announced that his company looks forward to work together with the soon-to-be-established Bass Strait Taskforce.

“With a highly skilled workforce of over 600 people directly employed in Tasmania, and many thousands more supported through sub-contract and supplier arrangements throughout the country, Incat are supportive of keeping Australian dollars within Australia and maintaining and indeed growing the employment opportunities for all Australians during these troubled times.”

A Reaction from RMC

“The situation is naturally unfortunate for RMC, but we are pleased to say that the withdrawal does not cause any immediate re-structuring at RMC,” says Jyrki Heinimaa, CEO, RMC.

RMC is currently building the AURORA BOTNIA ropax for Wasaline. In addition, production of the shuttle ferry MYSTAR for Tallink Grupp, started in April. Furthermore, last autumn, RMC signed a Contract with the Finnish Navy regarding the construction of four multi-role corvettes.


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Incat Will Build The World’s Largest Aluminium Ship For Buquebus

Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd will build the 130m catamaran for long standing customer, Buquebus.
The ferry will join the other Incat ships already serving various ports on the River Plate between Argentina and Uruguay.
The completed vessel will be the largest aluminium ferry ever built and the ninth vessel for Incat’s customer Buquebus.

Some specifications for hull 096

  • Gross tonnage 13,000
  • Length 130m, witdth 32m
  • Passengers 2,100 and cars 220
  • Duty-free shop 3,000m2
  • Speed: 40+ knots
  • 4 dual-fuel engines (LNG)