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Nico builds up work boat experience

Nico builds up work boat experience

Dubai: Nico Craft, a subsidiary of Topaz Energy and Marine,  recently signed off on the delivery of the crew boat DNV Express 18 for Miclyn Express Offshore in Singapore. The 17.2mtr vessel was designed by Teknicraft, New Zealand and all marine construction work was undertaken by Nico Craft in Fujairah.

DNV Express 18 is a medium-speed vessel with an aluminium monohull designed to service ships within a distance of 50nm from a port of refuge. The crew boat has a deck cargo capacity of 1,000 kg and can carry the crew of four and up to ten passengers at a speed of 24 knots. The vessel was built under Det Norske Veritas (DNV) certification.

Nico Craft, established to cater to the increasing demand for work boats in the Gulf region, recently launched a 19mtr aluminium catamaran diving support vessel, NEMO. Nico Craft currently has more than 10 boats under construction including five steel monohull crew boats designed by Incat Crowther, Australia and a 23 metre crew boat for Miclyn Express Offshore.
The company says it is focusing on building passenger ferries, fast patrol boats, crew boats, utility boats and various commercial craft up to 40mtr LOA at its new state-of-the-art facility, which has two sheds of 120mtr each with all the required production machinery. [10/02/09]