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9th August 2017, Runcorn

Sigmatex delivers materials for Turkish ferries project

The new passenger ship built for Izmir Metropolitan Municipality at Özata Shipyard. © SigmatexA four-year supply agreement between Sigmatex, a leading converter of carbon fibre, and Yalova, Turkey-based Özata Shipyard has this month drawn to a successful completion. Ordered by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Özata Shipyard was tasked to build a series of passenger ferries.

With a need to ease congestion traffic travelling into the city of Izmir by roads, the ferries needed to be designed to travel as quickly and efficiently as possible. Özata Shipyard in conjunction with TBS Yard AB, approached Sigmatex with a material design brief to meet the design specification.

Sigmatex already has proven track record in providing a high-volume supply chain into demanding customers such as the US Navy (Zumwalt-class destroyer DDX) and Kockums (Visby Corvettes).

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