Es­to­nia: Baltic work­boats to build boat for Sweden

The Baltic Times - - BALTIC REAL ESTATE - BNS/TBT Staff

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.

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