The wheelhouse mould for two 19m Royal Navy fast patrol vessels was successfully released at our GRP centre. This key milestone in the project demonstrates NORCO’s dedication to quality workmanship and large facility capabilities.
Merseyside-based Marine Specialised Technology (MST) signed a £9.9 million contract with the UK Ministry of Defence for two new boats to replace the Gibraltar Squadron Fast Patrol Craft. NORCO was selected by MST as their main composite supplier for this project due to previous successfully ventures together.
The construction of the two boats begins in July 2020 and will take approximately 18 months, with boat 1 due to be delivered in quarter 3 2021/22 and Boat 2 in quarter 1 2022/23. NORCO will manufacture the complete structure (hull, deck, and wheelhouse) for the two vessels in line with MST’s production schedule.