Destini Delivers First Patrol Vessel To Maritime Enforcement Agency
KLANG (March 15): Integrated engineering solutions provider Destini Bhd has delivered the first new generation patrol craft vessel (NGPC) to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), said its group managing director Datuk Rozabil Abdul Rahman.
The NGPC vessel, named KM Bagan Datuk, was delivered in Port Klang to MMEA Admiral Maritime Datuk Ahmad Puzi Abdul Kahar, witnessed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
“Our success in delivering the first NGPC vessel reflects our strong shipbuilding capabilities and adds credence to our track record,” Rozabil said at a press conference today, adding Destini’s orderbook currently stands at RM1.5 billion.
“The orderbook is enough to keep us busy for the next four years at least,” Rozabil added.
Destini had in December 2015 announced it had begun the construction of six vessels for the the MMEA, a unit of the Prime Minister’s Department.
“The construction of the vessel was to be done in stages, with the last vessel expected to be delivered by June 2018,” he added. The NGPC vessels are currently the largest and most modern among the MMEA fleet, designed for search and rescue missions, as well as maritime surveillance and firefighting operations.
“The platform features and overall length of 44.25 metres, and overall beam of 7.7 metres, and a design draught of 1.9 metres,” according to Destini’s press release, adding that the ship is 297 tonnes and can accommodate a crew of 41.
As part of its expansion plans to grow its shipbuilding division, Destini said it will continue to focus on building large-scale paramilitary vessels for government surveillance agencies throughout the world. “The company has upgraded it’s shipyard facilities to include a boat lift that is capable of lifting vessels up to 430 tonnes in weight and 50 metres in length, a load out dock and Jetty to expand it’s ship building and ship repair capabilities,” he added. Destini is focuses primarily on four segments: aviation, marine, land transport, and oil and gas.
Destini shares paused unchanged at 80 sen during noon break today.
Source : The Edge Markets