Estonia: Baltic workboats to build boat for Sweden
The Estonian boat builder Baltic Workboats signed an agreement with the Swedish government at the beginning of this month to build a 27-meter boat with a capacity of 150 passengers for operation in the Stockholm area by June 2018 at a cost five million euros. Besides, German police last week confirmed an order for three patrol boats using a new hull design developed by Baltic Workboats that should make the vessel better navigable, reduce fuel consumption and noise. Construction of the boats will start this summer, of Postimees reported.
Baltic Workboats also has signed a contract to build a pollution fighting vessel for Bangladesh featuring a special design for operation in shallow waters.
For a customer based in Kazakhstan the company will build a second research vessel designed for monitoring oil sites and fish stocks in the Caspian Sea.
Another Swedish project under work at Baltic Workboats is the construction of a 100-meter road extension ferry for Sweden, which has been taken to the assembly site at Nasva for final assembly. Baltic Workboats has an option to take part in the construction of a second similar ferry.
For Baltic neighbours, Baltic Workboats is building a 15-meter ice-capable pilot boat for the Latvian port of Liepaja and a 24-meter pollution fighting vessel for the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda.
Baltic Workboats is an Estonian owned manufacturer of workboats from aluminium and steel. The company employs a workforce of almost 200 and its sales in 2015 totalled 24.2 million euros, 8 per cent more than in 2014. The company’s net profit in 2015 was 3.2 million euros.