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Estonia's Baltic Workboats to build 14 boats for Oman's police

BC, Tallinn, 09.12.2019.Print version
The Saaremaa, Estonia-based boat builder Baltic Workboats (BWB) has signed an agreement on the construction of 14 patrol boats for Oman's police for 50 million euros.

"This is a very important achievement for us, as entering the Middle East market has been a priority for us for a long time and we have been working for almost four years with this contract in mind," the CEO of BWB, Margus Vanaselja, said.


All 14 of the vessels to be built for Oman's police will be based on one of BWB's principal designs including a wave-piercing bow patented by BWB. 


The CEO said it has been a long-term strategy for the company to offer to customers vessels based on platforms already developed by it, to which structures and equipment specific to each individual customer will be added. Similar patrol boats are used by the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board, among others. 


The police authority of Oman will purchase the vessels under a five-year full service agreement. In the course of that period a maintenance base and crew training center will be built in Oman.


Vanaselja said it is a global trend at present for major clients to buy products complete with after sales services.

 

Over recent years, BWB has been actively growing a team of engineers seeing to product development for the company. At the TalTech center of excellence in the Saaremaa capital Kuressaare, engineers of BWB have been able to test tens of vessel types for their seakeeping, efficiency and environment-friendliness. 


Baltic Workboats is an Estonian owned manufacturer of workboats. To date, over 200 innovative workboats have been built at the company's plant in Nasva, Saaremaa for clients in over 20 countries all over the world.






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