February 17, 2022

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.