May 16, 2006
Incat secures order from Spain
Incat Tasmania has secured a contract to provide a new fast ferry for Spain's Acciona Trasmediterranea.
When delivered in August, the new 98 m vessel (Incat hull number 062) will become the fourth Incat craft to enter service for Trasmediterranea, joining near sisters Milenium Dos (hull 058), Milenium (hull 056) and Alboran (hull 052).
Incat Chairman Robert Clifford said Acciona Trasmediterranea's return to Incat for another high speed craft was confirmation of Incat's determination to build on a history of selling multiple numbers of vessels to a growing list of customers.
"The contract is an endorsement of the excellent business relationship between our two companies, both through the past deliveries of wave piercing catamarans and also the superior performance they have displayed against other high speed craft in the region," Clifford said.
Incat says it will now embark on an aggressive recruitment campaign to increase its workforce. The Tasmanian Government's Department of Economic Development is working closely with the company to support its growth and has been a supporter of this new order for Europe and an order by a Japanese customer for a new 112 m vessel for delivery in 2007.