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Topaz Energy unit delivers 17.2m crew boat

Dubai, February 10, 2009

Nico Craft, a subsidiary of Topaz Energy and Marine, has signed off on the delivery of the crew boat - ‘DNV Express 18’, a medium-speed, mono hull, aluminium vessel,  for Miclyn Express Offshore in Singapore.

The 17.2 m vessel was designed by Teknicraft, New Zealand and all marine construction work was undertaken by Nico Craft in Fujairah, the company said in a statement.

‘DNV Express 18’; a medium-speed, mono hull, aluminium vessel is designed to service ships within a distance of 50 nautical miles from a port of refuge. The overall length is 17.2 m on a moulded beam of 4.8 m and a draught of 0.65 m.

The crew boat has a deck cargo capacity of 1,000 kg and can carry the crew of four and up to 10 passengers at a speed of 24 knots. The vessel was built under Det Norske Veritas (DNV) certification, the statement said.

Nico Craft, established to cater to the increasing demand for work boats in the region has recently launched a 19 meter aluminium catamaran diving support vessel, aptly named ‘Nemo’.

Nico Craft currently has over 10 boats under construction including five steel mono hull crew boats designed by Incat Crowther, Australia and a 23 metre crew boat for Miclyn Express Offshore, it noted.

Nico Craft’s focus has been passenger ferries, fast patrol boats, crew boats, utility boats and various commercial craft up to 40 m LOA.

The new state-of-the-art facility has 2 sheds of 120 meters each with all the required production machinery, the statement added.-TradeArabia News Service




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