Vosper Limited Group Gets Three Contracts Worth $29 Million Total

Vosper Limited, naval craft designers and builders, fast boat, and SES specialists, reports that its two main manufacturing subsidiaries, Vosper Private Limited, Singapore, and Vosper Hovermarine Ltd., Southampton, U.K., have recently received orders worth more than 12.5 million pounds (about $29 million).

Vosper Private will build three 32-meter firefighting boats valued at 7.4 million pounds ($17 million) for the Saudi Ports Authority.

It will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of these vessels for three years. Under another contract, a technology transfer agreement of around 3 million pounds ($7 million), the company will provide subcontracting, consultancy, and training support for the construction of six 32-meter, Vosperdesigned fast patrol boats for the Royal Malaysian Customs and Excise. The vessels will be built by Malaysian Shipyard and Engineering Company.

Vosper Hovermarine's latest contract is from the Hong Kong Yaumati Ferry Company Ltd.

(HYF) for four additional Hovermarine 218 fast passenger fer- ries. This sale will increase the fleet of Hovermarine craft operated by HYF to a total of 20.

They will be employed to augment various services within Hong Kong and the 90-mile route between Hong Kong and Canton, People's Republic of China. Value of the contract is in excess of 2 million pounds ($4.6 million), and calls for deliveries in late 1981.

The vessels will be built at Vosper Hovermarine's works at Southampton.

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