Tender launched for a new ropax ship to be built for the Sicily Region

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Sicily Region has just officially launched a tender for finding shipyards interested in building a first new ropax vessel to be deployed on the routes to and from Lampedusa and Pantelleria islands.

A first tender launched last year failed at finding interested parties for building two units.

Tender price has now been increased to EUR 100 million  for one vessel (of which 4.5 million are a fixed value related to safety equipment), while last year the same contract was worth EUR 130 million for two units.

Offers must be submitted before March 22nd.

Cyprus – Greece: No Candidates Yet

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Not a single bid was submitted for the tender for the ferry connection between Greece and Cyprus which expired on Friday 29 January.

  • Contract was for 3 years, with a subsidy of €5m/year
  • 24 companies asked for the tender documents
  • Covid-19 and its passenger travel restrictions might be the reason for the reluctancy
  • Project will be re-evaluated

Source: Cyprus Mail