Cemre Marin, who previously exported the ships produced in Turkey to many European countries, especially Sweden and Norway, won the tender held in Scotland and received an order to build 2 more ferries to be used in the country. Thus, the number of ships that Cemre will produce for Scotland has increased to 4. It has been announced that the new ferries will be 94.8 meters long.
The Turkish company won the tender held in the country this year and undertook the construction of 2 ferries. However, this situation caused reactions in Scotland, the situation was described as “shame” by the Scottish conservatives and these reactions were reflected in the country’s press.
Scottish dissidents had criticized the importation of ferries from Turkey, used by the country’s most important publicly-controlled transport company.
Cemre Marin will deliver her first ship order in October 2024, and the other at the beginning of 2025.
It is stated that the new ferries will be 94.8 meters long and will be built to carry at least 550 passengers and 85 vehicles, and to have a speed of 17 knots. The amount to be paid for the first two ships was announced as 110 million pounds. The number of the new tender has not been announced yet.
Cemre Shipyard recently made a splash with the world’s first double hulled SOV (Wind Service Operation Vessels) ship, Groene Wind (Green Wind).
Cemre Shipyard produced Groene Wind for Rentel and Mermaid Seastar (SeaMade) in Belgium. The biggest feature of Groene Wind is that it is the first DP 2, double hull SOV produced in the world. Groene Wind was also recorded as the first system to serve three different wind farm areas.