OCTOBER 3, 2014 — Grandweld Shipyards, Dubai, has won a contract to design and build two 42 m crew boats for Fujairah National Shipping Agency (FNSA). The contract was signed on September 24.
Grandweld says its 42 m crew boat is a world-class vessel fitted with IMO Tier 2 compliant main engines and advanced navigation and communication equipment.
Designed to meet the client's specific needs, the vessels can exceed a speed of 26 knots. FNSA's boats will benefit from luxury seating, VIP accommodations, a larger deck space and enhanced comfort for the crew.
The crew boats can seat 31 offshore personnel, and have a 100 sq. m cargo area for over 70 tons of deck cargo. The vessels will be built at Grandweld's shipyard in Dubai Maritime City, and will be capable of executing several missions such as security duties, fast transportation of offshore personal and cargo, supply of fuel, fresh water, etc.
Last year, Grandweld delivered two smaller 33.5 m aluminum crew boats to FNSA.