Singapore-based offshore service vessel operator, Centus Marine Sdn Bhd, has placed a contract for two 42m-long fast crew boats (FCBs) at the island nation’s shipbuilder, Strategic Marine (S) Pte Ltd.
The two FCBs, due for delivery in the second and third quarter of this year, are built to a design that has been developed by the two companies to meet Centus Marine’s specific requirements. They are the fifth and sixth FCBs built by Strategic Marine for the owner and follow the delivery of a 40m-long vessel in February.
The hulls meet Petronas’ requirements and have been designed for the tough commercial marine environment in which the FCBs will operate. Three Cummins KTA50 engines will give a service speed of 30 knots for up to 100 personnel accommodated in twelve berths, seven cabins, and business-class recliner seats.
In a statement, Centus Marine said: “Having recently taken delivery of a stock newbuild by Strategic Marine, we have first-hand experience of the excellent quality achieved by their team. This new FCB design includes new features and additions based on feedback we received from our customers and operational staff, and we expect to achieve even better vessel performance efficiencies and capabilities.”
Chang Eng Yew, Strategic Marine CEO, commented: “Our demonstrated experience and quality has secured another two more vessels win for the group. We are thrilled with Centus Marine for entrusting us with this new highly valued project and reaffirming our position as a market-leading vessel builder of exceptional quality.”
Strategic Marine notches up two more FCB orders from Centus Marine