More Regional Agreements Granted For Spirit Of Tasmanian Vessel

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  • 3 Tasmanian companies to acquire contracts to supply equipment and machinery to the new vessel.
  • The Tasmanian minister of infrastructure expressed support for local business.
  • RMC warned of potential delays.

Three Tasmanian companies secured contracts to supply equipment and machinery for the new Spirit of Tasmania vessels being built in Finland reports DCN.

Contractors And Suppliers

Seamaster from Hobart and Devonport won the contract for lifesaving equipment. Hobart’s Tas Isle Trading will supply washing machines, and dryers, and handle their ongoing maintenance for the crew. Rapid Supply based in Devonport will provide tools, equipment, and machinery for on-board maintenance and repairs.

Support To Local Business

Tasmanian Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson emphasized the government’s support for local businesses involved in the vessel supply.

RMC’s Potential Delay

Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) warned of a potential delay of up to seven weeks for the vessels’ completion, aiming for mid-June for the first ship. Despite the possible delay, RMC assured efforts to minimize and compensate for any setbacks.

The inaugural vessel, Spirit of Tasmania IV, was officially launched in Finland, marking progress on the construction by RMC. The Tasmanian government’s decision to commission RMC for the new ships came after opting against hiring Tasmanian shipbuilder Incat in March 2021.

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Source: DCN