Rodman Polyships to Construct Five Patrol Boats for Royal Oman Police Coast Guard (ROPCG)
Rodman Polyships, as part of the Shipyards in the Rodman Group, has reached an agreement with the Royal Oman Police Coast Guard, for the construction of five patrol boats. The total amount of this contract is €42 million.
The Patrol Boats, Rodman 111 Interceptor Patrol Vessel of 35m length each, are the most modern and innovative in the world within this range.
The contract signing ceremony took place on 1 July, between I.G. Lt. Gen Hassan bin Mohsin Al Shuraiqi, on behalf of the owner, and the commercial director from Rodman, at the Headquarters of the Royal Oman Police in Muscat.
It is expected that the order will be completed in 24 months.
The achievement of this new contract reasserts the Rodman Group as a worldwideleadership in the naval general practice residency (GPR) industry.
All of the professional boats and special crafts built by the Spanish shipyard are highly appreciated by the most demanding private owners and governmental administrations and agencies.
In this particular project, Rodman consolidates as one of the most reputed and prestigious shipbuilders in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, seeing as this the fourth time that ROPCG has commissioned the Spanish Shipbuilding the execution of a project, trusting Rodman’s reliability, know-how and building quality.
This new and important order reaffirms the experience and knowledge of Rodman in the design and building of high-speed patrol boats, allowing an increase in length by offering a boat of around 35m in length, reaching maximum speeds of 40 knots and capable of a wide range.
Main technical characteristics:
New Rodman 111, Interceptor & Patrol Vessel: With 35.3m length, this completely new patrol boat model has been entirely ndeveloped by the Rodman technical department, reaching the perfect balance among high seas performance, reliability and quality building, no doubt a result of the wide know-how and expertise of the Rodman Group in this kind of boats.
These inshore patrol vessels (IPVs) will be powered with two diesel engines of 16 cylinders and water jets, allowing them to reach a maximum speed of 40 knots, at full displacement.
The Rodman 111 has been designed for a crew of 15 people. The range of 600 nautical miles is with no doubt a great advantage for the operational effectiveness of this model, together with an excellent seaworthiness.
Latest generation navigation systems together with night-vision equipments will be fitted for the maximum crew comfort and safety.
For this new contract, the Rodman 111 model has been specifically designed and developed for this important client by the Rodman technical department, which has managed to match every technical requirement of the customer with the characteristically standard and technical construction from Rodman.
At the end of 2013, Rodman delivered three units of the fast patrol vessel model Rodman 101 to this same customer.
The signing of this new contract supports the solvency and soundness of this shipyard, for this type of boat in the demanding and expert markets of the Gulf Area.