VIKING wins Norwegian police patrol boat contract
Global safety products manufacturer and service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has won a major contract to build and supply a VIKING Norsafe Munin S1200 patrol boat for the Norwegian police force.
The vessel, which will be built in Arendal, Norway and delivered in December this year, will carry out police patrol and rescue missions in the East Police District covering the 38 municipalities from Gardermoen to the Swedish border.
Seeing off competition from five other providers, the company scored high when it came to quality and price in what is seen as a breakthrough order in their police patrol boat market.
The VIKING Norsafe Munin S1200 has a twin waterjet from Alamarin with joystick control and dynamic positioning. It employs a twin installation, 2 x 500 horsepower IVECO FPT N67 engine with a ZF gearbox. Chairs are supplied by Ullman Dynamics.
Benefiting from a large navigation and communications package from Raymarine and Jatronic, its design embraces a new type of cabin with forward-facing windows, skylight and sliding doors.
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment is a global market leader when it comes to safety solutions for all major maritime, offshore, defence and professional industries. Headquartered in Denmark, VIKING manufactures, supplies and services everything from lifeboats, work- and rescue boats, evacuation systems and liferafts to personal protective equipment, firefighting equipment and aviation safety gear.
VIKING brings its customers all the elements needed to simplify safety, including the world’s broadest range of safety products and a highly efficient, worldwide servicing network. And it stands out in the ability to offer complete safety compliance solutions – all certified in accordance with the latest IMO, SOLAS, EU and USCG requirements.
In 2018, VIKING acquired Norsafe, the renowned Norwegian boatbuilder whose lifeboats, rescue boats and professional crafts are used throughout the world, adding further strength to an unmatched product and service offering in the global maritime safety industry.
For further information please contact:
Kjell Sørensen, Senior Sales Manager, M: +47 90637679 + 47, E: Kjell.Soerensen@norsafe.com
Lone Aaboe, Corporate Communications Manager, M: +45 25428217, E: LAJ@viking-life.com