Austal has begun preparations for negotiating and resolving the terms of the purchase of a newbuild catamaran ferry by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago following Prime Minister Keith Rowley’s announcement of the said purchase.
The release of a down payment will allow design of the vessel to commence and for initial long lead materials to be procured.
The vessel will be a 94-metre high-speed catamaran for operation on the sea bridge between Trinidad and Tobago.
The ferry is a variant of two 109-metre high-speed catamarans currently in production at Austal.
Other details have not been released at this time. Contract finalisation is not expected for several weeks.
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