FBMA Marine Hull 1025 - Pentalina LaunchMonday, May 12, 2008
In February 2007, FBMA Marine inc. won an order from Pentland Ferries in the UK to build a 70m car and passenger ferry for the north of Scotland linking the mainland with the islands of Orkney. The vessel will replace an older car ferry and provide a larger more efficient vessel for carrying passenger / cars and freight to and from the islands.
The vessel is catamaran hull form and has a steel hull with an aluminum superstructure. It has been specifically designed to meet the harsh conditions in the North of Scotland. This is also a very modern and highly technical vessel which meets all the current strict regulations of operation in UK waters.
The islands of Orkney are located at the top of the British Isles and have a population of around twenty thousands. There is a very strong agriculture and tourism industry that this new vessel will help to promote.
Pentland Ferries offers an attractive alternative route to Orkney; a short crossing time - just one hour between Caithness and St. Margarets Hope, Orkney - for passengers and their vehicles.
FBMA Marine is an experienced builder of steel and aluminum vessel based in Cebu – Philippines. FBMA have supplied a range of vessel to clients worldwide – including recently a large Ropax ferry for Holland – 2 ropax ferries for Australia and 2 hi tech SWATH crew vessel for Lockheed Martin. FBMA Marine has been successfully building vessel for over 10 years. FBMA Marine is ISO 9001 accredited and meet all international standards on working practice and the environment.