ASRY has launched a new Landing Craft being constructed for the Bahrain Coast Guard (BCG), marking the latest checkpoint for the fully Bahrain-based project. The launch took place at ASRY in the Arabian Gulf
in the presence of BCG Brigadier Ala Abdulla Seyadi, ASRY Chief Executive Nils Kristian Berge and other BCG officials.
“Our close cooperation with the Bahrain Coast Guard has enabled us to stay on track for this landmark project for the Bahrain maritime sector,” confirmed ASRY New Construction & Engineering Senior Manager, Sauvir Sarkar, who is overseeing the project. “As we launch the vessel, we can celebrate the Kingdom’s progress in being able to provide a state-of-the-art marine product that is made in Bahrain. Hopefully this will be a starting point for more homegrown construction projects.”
Sarkar confirmed that now the launch was complete, installation and commissioning of machinery will
be taken up so that trials can be commenced and the craft delivered.
Steel fabrication on the new vessel, designed and constructed completely by ASRY, began in September 2015. The Landing craft marks ASRY’s first new build contract since launching the New Construction & Engineering division, which is tasked with growing the new construction program at the yard. It will be approximately 34.5m in overall length, with two 500 Kilo watt engines, having a top speed of 10 knots and cargo deck capacity of 40 metric tons.
ASRY already has experience in the new construction sector having built Offshore support vessels, ASD tugs and power barges.