JANUARY 14, 2016 — Finland’s Marine Alutech Oy Ab has signed a contract with Royal Oman Police, Sultanate of Oman, covering the delivery of fourteen Watercat K13 Fast Interceptor Craft (FIC). The vessels are to be delivered by end of 2017.
Marine Alutech has awarded Rolls-Royce a contract to supply 28 waterjets for the vessels, which have a wide range of operating characteristics, but are especially suitable for patrolling, interception and rescue roles in all weather conditions.
Propulsion is provided via two 651 kW diesel engines with twin Rolls-Royce Steel Series 32A3 waterjets.
The Watercat K13 has a top speed of over 50 knots and a range exceeding 200 nautical miles, fully loaded.
“Our customers were looking for a fast, agile vessel equipped with proven technology to help in policing the Sultanate,” said Niko Haro, Marine Alutech, CEO. “Rolls-Royce Kamewa waterjets are such a technology; highly reliable and with an excellent service support network.”
Rolls-Royce Kamewa waterjet
David Kemp, Rolls-Royce, Vice President Sales – Naval, said: “Rolls-Royce Kamewa waterjets contribute significantly to the maneuverability, efficiency and performance of these highly capable vessels particularly at speeds in excess of 50 knots. The Kamewa A3 series is up to 3% more energy-efficient than earlier models and, together with a reduced footprint on the vessel, lower weight and life-cycle costs, can substantially reduce fuel costs and CO2 emissions, making them highly efficient as well as highly effective.”