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Marine Log

February 19, 2007

Austal wins new ferry order

Austal has won a furtrher order from Hong Kong's New World First Ferry Services Limited (Macau).

It is for two 47.5 m high speed aluminum ferries for delivery in the second half of 2008.

The value of the order is approximately Australian $36 million (US$28.3 million) and follows the earler successful delivery of five similar ferries to New World..

The ferries will operate on the Hong Kong--Macau route.

Austal says that this order is not related to its earlier announcement of "multiple" orders for an undisclosed customer.