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Kewatec has signed a contract to deliver a new research vessel to Norway

Kewatec has signed a contract with Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) to deliver a new research vessel. The 23-metre long research vessel will be delivered to Trondheim in autumn 2022.

Both parties have signed the agreement in both Trondheim and Kokkola at a digital meeting on Thursday morning, July 1, 2021. The agreement strengthens Kewatec’s already strong order stock and is in value the largest agreement ever for one vessel.

“We have seen the Norwegian professional boat markets as one of the most demanding and have for a long time invested in the Norwegian market through our own subsidiary Martec AS in Bergen. We have an extensive local partner network for component deliveries and local design. This serves Norwegian customers in the best possible way in the long term and thus also promotes local aftermarket. The concept has proved successful and on the basis of the agreement with NGU, we can once again show that cross-border cooperation contributes to good results. We are confident that the collaboration with NGU will be successful, and we thank NGU for the confidence in us,” says Kent Björklund, Chairman of the Board of Oy Kewatec Aluboat Ab.

Environment, sustainability and quality at the forefront

“The new research vessel will help us perform our tasks safely, sustainably and efficiently,” says May Britt Myhr, head of the NGU. We are very pleased with our agreement with Kewatec and are confident that we will have a ship that meets all environmental, operational and quality requirements,” says Myhr.

Geological Survey of Norway (NGU)

NGU maps Norwegian geology and disseminates information about it. NGU responds to the needs of basic geological information in Norwegian society, which contributes to the increase in value creation. The Norwegian Geological Survey is owned by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries (NFD). NGU has 200 employees and is headquartered in Trondheim.

Oy Kewatec AluBoat Ab is a Finnish company whose history dates back to the 1970s. The business is based on strong boat expertise and is today one of the nordic region’s leading manufacturers of professional aluminium boats. A large part of the boats is exported.

The company has delivered hundreds of professional boats to meet customer needs. Our customer base consists of public actors such as sea rescue, fire brigades, police officers, Defense Forces and the Coast Guard, as well as companies and associations that need work boats for professional use.

The wide range of products includes professionally designed work boats, passenger boats, Fire Fighting and Oil Recovery boats, pilot boats and patrol vessels, which can be easily modified to meet the customer’s specific needs.

We also offer professional boat docking services and associated maintenance, repair and renovation services as well as modifications.

Turnover is approximately EUR 27 million and employs approximately 100 people. The locations are Kokkola, Porvoo and Bergen. The company is headquartered in Kokkola.

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