Busy start to the year for MacDuff Ship Design

24 Feb 2017

Lily Mae - a 15m fish farm workboat built for Scottish Sea Farms

'Lily Mae' - a 15m fish farm workboat built for Scottish Sea Farms

Following a successful 2016 with a number of new designs being completed for a range of vessels 2017 has continued in the same vein for Scotland-headquartered Seawork exhibitor Macduff Ship Design with continued work on existing projects, new deliveries and some exciting new contracts.

Work has progressed on hull and structural design for a
number of projects, with the first steel now being cut for a 12.75m pilot
vessel with workboat capabilities for ABP Ayr, three new designs for 19m, 24m
and 28m fishing vessel being built at Macduff Shipyards for local owners.  Final design drawings have also been
completed for Inverlussa’s new fish farm workboat and the build is well underway
at Havyard Ship Technology in Norway with delivery due in May.

As well as these ongoing projects, 2017 has already seen the
delivery of 7 vessels.

The first of these was the Lily Mae - a 15m fish farm workboat built for Scottish Sea
Farms.  The vessel is now at work
providing services and deliveries to the fish farm industry. 

At the time of writing, Tor Marine of Tuzla, Turkey is in
the process of delivering of 2 x 15m garbage collection vessels and a 15m dive
service vessel, all to the port of Jeddah. 
The vessels are all based on the same hull form but with revisions to
the propulsion package and deck layout to suit their operation profile.

Following on from this Tor Marine has also completed 2 x 27m
pilot vessels which have undergone sea trials, achieving above contract speed
and sea keeping performance.  These
vessels are now in transit to their owners with final handover expected in
early March.  They have also launched 3 x
19m pilot vessels which are due for trials in the next month.

The final delivery of the year to date is the 24m fishing
vessel Steadfast Hope to local
Scottish owners.  The vessel is a repeat
of the successful vessel Rebecca,
with some minor modifications to the internal layout to suit owners
requirements.

Macduff Ship Design is also pleased to announce that it has
won several new design contracts and is looking forward to working with new and
old customers on these projects.

The first of these contracts is for the design of a 16m
harbour tug / workboat for Shoreham port. 
This vessel is to be based on the successful series of vessels built for
John McLoughlin and son shipping but with changes to the main characteristics
to suit the particular dimensions of Shoreham’s lock gates.

Macduff can also announce a continuation of its long
standing working relationship with Inverlussa Marine Services which has ordered
a near repeat to the vessel currently being built at Havyard Ship
Technology.  This vessel will feature a
lengthened section to provide additional deck space for salmon treatment
operations.

After several months of work with Ship Building Asia
(shipbuilding and project management company) and Canadian vessel owners,
Macduff is delighted to be able to announce that it has won the initial design
phase for a new under 90 foot fishing vessel for Newfoundland owners.  Macduff Ship Design is working closely with
all parties and this ground-breaking new design will soon be in production.

Finally, MSD is pleased to continue its strong relationship
with Macduff Shipyards with the signing of a new 19m trawler.  This vessel is to a repeat design of a vessel
currently in build at the shipyard’s facilities in Buckie.

Visit MacDuff Ship Design at Seawork International 2016 on
stand PY111.

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