Rodman to build a 43 m. length Offshore Patrol Vessel for the State Tax Administration Agency (AEAT)
- Rodman faces a new challenge by building the largest Offshore Patrol Vessel in Glass Reinforced Polyester built in Europe and probably worldwide so far.
- Currently, Rodman is building two (2) Surveillance Patrol Boats for the Xunta de Galicia (Autonomic Government in Galicia), one (1) High Speed Patrol Boat for the GNR Portugal (Portuguese National Republican Guard) and several Passenger Vessels for national and international Owners, in addition to continuing its leadership in the building of leisure crafts in Spain, where three new models are to be launched in the coming season.
Rodman Polyships S.A.U., a Shipyard of Rodman Group, specialized in building all types of crafts in GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) and Composites, shall build the new Rodman 138 Offshore Patrol Vessel for Custom Surveillance tasks, specifically developed for this new contract.
The contract signing for this order took place this week in the premises of the State Tax Agency in Madrid.
The total value of this contract amounts 8.2 m. € and the execution period is 15 months.
This new and important order consolidates Rodman’s experience, know-how and expertise in designing and building high performance patrol boats and vessels, which allows the Shipyard to engage into a new length range by developing a 43 m. length vessel.
Main Technical Features:
New Rodman 138, Offshore Patrol Vessel:
With 43 m. of L.O.A, this new Patrol Vessel model has been developed by the design, development and engineering team in Rodman, combining high performance, reliability, building quality and seaworthiness features.
The Vessel, built to fulfil patrolling tasks in the territorial waters, adjacent waters and international waters, shall engage in maritime and custom surveillance. She has been specifically designed for accomplishing anti-smuggling operations, interception, and search & surveillance tasks for international and national law enforcement.
The Rodman 138 Offshore Patrol Vessel will be one of the largest vessels built worldwide in Glass Reinforced Polyester and Composites. She shall be equipped with an innovative stabilizer system to reduce the vessel’s roll and pitch, both when in stand-by or during navigation, in addition to increase performance, fuel consumption efficiency and safe functioning in extreme conditions.
The vessel shall be propelled by two diesel engines, four stroke and power of 1,500 Kw each.
The Rodman 138 has been designed for a crew of 18 people, who will be accommodated in 8 independent cabins. Also, other rooms and accommodation areas shall be available, including a security zone. With a range of 2,000 nm, the vessel shall be capable of long stays at sea which represents a wide advantage from an operational and effectiveness point of view.
The vessel shall be fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and detection equipment.
As part of the Rodman 138 equipment, we highlight the two tenders built in naval aluminium, provided with inboard engines, about 8 m. length each and located at both sides of the vessel. They shall be equipped with a fast hoisting and lowering system, allowing them to perform boarding operations at sea, reaching maximum speeds of more than 40 knots.
This new model has been developed considering each of the Owner’s requirements as well as the different technical and quality requirements of the Rodman’s standards, maximizing the safety and comfort of the crew and people on board.
The awarding of this new order consolidates Rodman as one of the world leaders in the construction of professional GRP vessels and boats. All professional & leisure vessels and crafts built by the Shipyard are widely recognised and highly valued by the most demanding Owners, as well as by government administrations and organisations all over the world.
Currently, Rodman is building two (2) Surveillance Patrol Boats for the Xunta de Galicia (Autonomic Government in Galicia), one (1) High Speed Patrol Boat for the GNR Portugal (Portuguese National Republican Guard) and several Passenger Vessels for national and international Owners, in addition to continuing its leadership in the building of leisure crafts in Spain, where three new models are to be launched in the coming season.