Next Generation Shipyards in Lauwersoog has received an order from England to build a 22-metre experimental boat. Construction is scheduled to begin next year and the ship will be put into service in 2025.
The order comes from port authorities at Port Milford. This is one of the UK’s most important energy ports, handling 20 percent of England’s energy needs. The ship is considered an addition to the current fleet and aims to enhance pilotage services in the port.
The ship is designed by the English company Camarc Design, a company specializing in innovative, high-speed ships suitable for sailing in difficult weather conditions. The boat becomes self-righting: the hull straightens on its own if the ship capsizes. The wheelhouse and crew facilities will meet the highest safety requirements. The experimental boat will cruise at a speed of more than 25 knots and will also be equipped with water jets.
“We are extremely proud to have been awarded the contract to develop and build this new pilot ship. Together with Camarc Design, we are convinced that we can create the best pilot ship for the Port of Milford Haven. We are looking forward to the engineering, design phase and commencement of construction next year,” says Stephen Ponder of Next Generation Shipyards. “.
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