Indonesia completes making 18 high-speed boats for Bangladesh

:: Peoples Time Online ::

A contract to supply and assist with the construction of 18 high-speed patrol boats for Bangladesh has been completed by Indonesian shipyard PT Lundin (North Sea Boats).

Delivery of the final vessels, which have been built to the company’s proprietary ‘X12’ design, was completed in the week of 9 September, PT Lundin announced via an official social media channels.

A senior company official,on November 2014, had said that the company has secured a contract to build eight fast patrol boats for the Bangladesh Navy.

The contract also includes an option, which has since been exercised, to build 10 more vessels for the Bangladesh Coast Guard.

As part of the contract’s technology transfer clause, two of the vessels under the contract were built in Banyuwangi, Indonesia, while the remaining 16 vessels were constructed at the Bangladesh Navy-owned Dockyard and Engineering Works in collaboration with Indonesian engineers.

The vessels are based on PT Lundin’s X15 patrol boat concept, which in turn derives its design from the Royal Swedish Navy’s Combat Boat 90 (CB90) fast patrol craft. It has an overall beam of 3.5 m, has a length of 11.7 m, draws 0.84 m of water, and displaces 10.2 tonnes when fully loaded.

Peoples Time/jj

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