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Wave Piercing Catamaran Order for Damen

Posted on April 4, 2006

Kuwait & Gulf Link Transport Company (KGL) of Kuwait have awarded Damen the shipbuilding contract to construct and deliver a 52 meter Wave Piercing Catamaran. The fast ferry will have a capacity of 340 passengers and 10 cars with a cruising speed of 35 knots. AMD of Australia was commissioned by KGL to prepare the principal design of the vessel.

Damen Shipyards Singapore will outfit and commission the catamaran which is scheduled for delivery in Kuwait by mid-2007 and also provide a training program for KGL’s crew, as well as an on-board service engineer during the first period of operation. The new catamaran will operate on scheduled services between Kuwait City and ports in Iran, Bahrain, Iraq and the Kuwaiti islands.

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