Turkish Shipyard Progresses Massive Order

Following the commencement of a contract between Ares shipyard and the Turkish Ministry of Interior-Coast Guard for Ares to build 122 fast patrol boats over a five-year period, model tests have been produced in the CDR (Critical Design Review) phase. Serial production has been planned to start in the second quarter of 2020.

Utku Alanc, CEO of ARES Shipyard, stated: “The project represents the largest volume serial production in Turkey’s shipbuilding history and it will certainly put a significant record in the world’s shipbuilding archives as well. The project is planned to last for five years and it will involve construction and delivery of 122-ARES 35 FPB boats to meet the needs of the Turkish Coast Guard. On the other hand, the contract allows for additional vessels which may end up with even twice as much. We will deliver six boats every two months based on our production programme. Thus, one boat will be made ready to launch in only one week… This is something only ARES can achieve!” 

The 12m long Ares 35 FPB vessels have a maximum speed of 35 knots and will serve in tasks such as combatting irregular immigration, search and rescue, anti-human trafficking, and maritime security missions. They will be manufactured using vacuum infusion technology from carbon-reinforced advanced composites.