On March 16, Med Marine signed a contract with the Port Qasim Authority of Pakistan (PQA) for the delivery of a conventional twin screw buoy vessel MED-B4500 for laying buoys in the port located in the city Pakistan’s most populous city, Karachi. The MED-B4500 is a 45 x 11.8 meter vessel built to accommodate a crew of sixteen. The design of the vessel is taken from the proven Buoy Vessel series designed by SeaTech Solutions, Singapore.
The vessel will be outfitted at the Ereğli shipyard in the Zonguldak region of Turkey. Its delivery is scheduled for mid-2023. SeaTech’s Vice President of Technology, Mr. Prabjot Chopra, said, “We are delighted to be working with Med Marine, Turkey on the design of this custom next-generation buoylaying vessel for Port Qasim. “As Med Marine, we are very honored to have chosen such a dynamic, modern and fully integrated port facility in Port Qasim. This Buoy Lay vessel is a custom design by SeaTech Solutions Singapore, which has an excellent reputation with many proven designs in its portfolio. I am confident that this project takes our relationship with Port Qasim Authority to the next level,” said Med Marine Managing Director, Ms. Yıldız Bozkurt.