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South Coast firm secures order for four Patrol boats

Thursday, 7th November 2019

PDL Marine based at Trafalgar wharf in Portchester has been awarded the multiple build contract for four patrol boats for Nigeria. The contract to supply the patrol vessels was signed off yesterday by the client.

The 10.5m vessels are to be built in Aluminium and fitted with Volvo inboard engines, capable of speeds of up to 30 Knots and will be used to patrol ports and harbours.

Capable of operating with a crew up to four, the vessel is built with crew comfort in mind with shock mitigation seats, accommodation and galley.

The vessels are designed by Bruce Roberts Europe BV, based in the Netherlands who have been working closely with PDL Marine on a variety of projects. Edgar Van Smaalen of the design team said “it is great news for the project to have been awarded to PDL and we look forward to continue working closely with the team and ensure another great project is delivered to the client"

Managing director, Phillip Lovegrove said “it is with great pleasure that we have been awarded this significant project and a testament to the team working in the background to ensure the opportunity to bid was successful. We all look forward to getting the builds underway imminently. 

It is a busy time for all the team at PDL Marine, with a 15m high speed Aluminium catamaran workboat also underway.
PDL Marine are specialists in Aluminium and steel workboats, pleasure boats and fabrications works.

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