Spanish boatbuilder Rodman Polyships signed a contract to build and supply 50 boats.
The company reached an agreement with Asian company China Sonangol to construct 40 high-speed patrol boats — Rodman 33 models — and 10 84-foot passenger catamarans that can carry 350 people apiece.
The order is for more than 25 million euros, or about $31 million at today’s exchange rate. Rodman has a deadline of 21 months. The shipyard, located in Moaña, Pontevedra, expects to deliver the 40 patrol boats through 2015. It said the catamarans will be delivered before May 2016.
The shipyard will begin work after it finishes a previous contract to build 40 Rodman 33s for the Saudi Arabian Border Guard.
The company said the Rodman 84 was designed and developed for the buyer by Rodman’s technical department, which has matched every technical requirement of the client with the standard and technical construction characteristics of Rodman.