WESMAR $1.2M Egyptian Contract

Monday, May 23, 2011

WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics) announced that the $1.2m contract they have to equip Egyptian built vessels with their all stainless steel counter rotating dual prop bow thrusters for highly controlled maneuvering in restricted situations, is progressing on schedule despite the political unrest in Egypt.  The  100-meter Watania 202 has entered service in the Nile River, joining  Wantania 201, which launched late last year.

 
Both vessels are part of the Nile Cargo Project, which is on target to restore commercial barge travel along the Nile River and relieve Egypt’s highway congestion and reduce high transportation costs.The entire project will eventually see 62 of these state-of-the-art, fuel efficient, and environmetnally friendly vessels on the Nile, says WESMAR President Bruce H. Blakey.
 
“It is a huge undertaking projected to transport up to 15 million tons of goods along the Nile every year. Each of the 62 new-generation vessels will carry 1000 tons, which is equal to the load of 50 trucks. The Bow Thrusters will provide the ability to safely maneuver in crowded harbors and narrow waterways. They will be particularly important for loading and off loading operations,”  said  WESMAR’s Regional Sales Manager Aziz Hakimi, onsite for the launching of both the Wantania 201 and 202. “Work has continued undisturbed during the recent political unrest, on the vessels that are currently under construction at the Alexandria shipyard in Egypt,” said Aziz.
 
“The contract includes an additional eight Vessels with WESMAR equipment. Wantania 203 and 204 are 80 to 90% complete, according to Ahmed Ahmady, Chief Engineer for the Project.
 
From a historical perspective the Nile Cargo project is also significant. It re-opens shipping along the Nile River, after 40 years of dormancy. 
Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

UK Subsidises 8 Renewable Energy Contracts

The British government on Wednesday awarded investment contracts under a new subsidy regime to eight renewable energy projects, including five offshore wind farms and three biomass plants.

Two Navy Contracts for GD Bath Iron Works

Included in the latest listing of contracts awarded by the US Department of Defense, Navy, are two contracts with General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine.

AMSEA Awarded US$33-Million Navy MSC Contract

General Dynamics American Overseas Marine LLC (AMSEA) apprises it has been awarded the USD$32.7 million contract modification to operate and maintain seven large,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1175 sec (9 req/sec)