New Orders to ARES Shipyard from Qatar Coast Guard Command

Ares Shipyard signed the 3rd contract with Qatari Coast Guard Command during DIMDEX fair

Date: Issue 82 - June 2018

On the second day of the DIMDEX fair, parties signed a new contract for the supply of three 48-meter Ares 150 Hercules Offshore Patrol Boats and six Ares 80 SAT Vessels. Qatari Coast Guard Command officials as well as Ares Shipyard Chairman Kerim Kalafatoğlu, Deputy Undersecretary for Defense Industries Serdar Demirel and Ambassador of Turkey to Qatar Fikret Özer attended the signing ceremony.

Ares Shipyard signed its first contract with the Qatari Coast Guard Command for the procurement of 17 Patrol Boats in 3 different configurations in 2014 and by the end of 2017 a total of 13 Patrol Boats were delivered to the Qatari Coast Guard Command. With the successful project model and management created, Ares shipyard is currently about 20 months ahead of schedule. In January 2018, the parties also signed the second contract, which covers a total of 14 ARES 24 Harpoon Interceptor Boats, with weapons and sensor systems to be integrated into the 17 Patrol Boats Package which is covered in the first contract. With the third contract signed at the DIMDEX fair, the total number of patrol boats and interceptor boats exported by Ares Shipyard to Qatar reached 40. It is planned that the project schedule, which includes the construction and delivery of the nine vessels and boats, will be initiated immediately after the delivery of the seventeenth and final vessel of the first contract.