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    Strategic Marine swells order book with Indonesian contracts

    Vessel & ROV News // February 29, 2008

    Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine has consolidated its position as a global player by adding to its burgeoning orderbook with contracts for a further three aluminum hulled boats from an Indonesian company.

    Strategic Marine chairman Mark Newbold said he was delighted with the latest signings which will see the company build three additional 31m offshore utility boats for PT Baruna Raya Logistics.

    “Baruna Raya is an established customer with three 31m offshore service vessels already on our order books,” he said.

    Mr Newbold said that Baruna Raya’s craft would be built at the company’s yard at Tuas in Singapore, with hull deliveries scheduled for October and December 2008 and February 2009.

    Baruna Raya’s craft will accommodate up to 60 passengers and a crew of eight and feature 67m2 of deck space.

    The two boats will be powered by three Cummins KTA38 engines generating a combined 3600bhp and capable of reaching a maximum speed of 24 knots.

    The latest signings follow the company’s recent US$13.34 million joint-venture contract for the construction of two 52m crewboats for Mexican-based Bluewater Marine, along with an order for 143m steel hulled dive support vessel for Singapore company, Marfield Ltd Inc.

    “All of these contracts are significant in their own right, indicating we are now well established on the world stage,” Mr Newbold said.

    Strategic Marine’s order book now stands at more than 125 ships worth more than US$210 million.


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