BMT and Turkey’s ARES Shipyard (ARES) are proud to announce a new order from the Qatari Coastguard which will include an additional nine vessels.  The order was officially signed during DIMDEX (Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference) last week.

John Bonafoux, Managing Director at BMT comments: “Our partnership with ARES goes from strength to strength and we’re very much looking forward to working with the team to deliver these vessels.”

Kerim Kalafatoğlu, Chairman and Executive Director at ARES Shipyard says: “We’ve signed this new contract even while the previous contract is in force and deliveries are in progress; showing the client’s trust in ARES and our reliable program partners like BMT.”

The new order covers three 48m ARES 150 HERCULES Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) and six 24m ARES 80 SAT Special Operations Support and Fast Attack Craft, all of which are expected to be delivered by the end of 2020.

Caption: ARES 150 HERCULES Offshore Patrol Vessel design

Source: BMT