Survitec has been awarded a contract to provide rescue boats and safety equipment for four new PONANT cruise vessels due to start their deliveries this year.
The company will deliver eight Survitec Zodiac RIBO 600 SOLAS boats for the four 10,000 gt expedition ships, which were designed and being built by Norwegian-based VARD.
RIBO 600s are equipped with self-righting systems and carry USCG and EC approval certificates. As part of the Survitec package, breathing apparatus and fire extinguishers will also be supplied to each vessel.
Terje Borkenhagen, Survitec Marine Solutions Vice President, said: “Securing this latest contract is further affirmation of the regard with which we are held in Norway and across Scandinavia more widely, as the first port of call for a range of safety solutions.
“With strong coverage across many ports in the region we are ideally suited to support the momentum in maritime and continue to strengthen our existing relationships while laying the foundations for new opportunities.
“Companies are waking up to the sheer breadth of safety solutions we provide and are coming to us with initial product enquiries before realising we can provide them with so much more. We are a complete safety solutions provider who continues to invest in innovation and research to ensure we remain at the cutting edge of the market,” he said.
According to VARD, the first vessel in the series will be delivered in the second quarter of 2018, followed by the the next three vessels from autumn 2018 to summer 2019.
The company also recently won an order for a larger LNG-powered 30,000 gt luxury expedition ship from PONANT.