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October 7, 2005

Robert Allan gets NYFD fireboat contract

Robert Allan Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, has been awarded a contract by the Fire Department of New York for the design and construction administration of a major new fireboat.

The contract for design and construction administration was bid internationally, and awarded to Robert Allan Ltd. on the basis of qualifications and experience with major high-performance fireboats.

The new vessel will be approximately 40 m (130 ft) long, have a service speed of 17.5 knots, and a total pumping capacity of 8,200 cu.m per hour (36,000 US gpm).

The vessel is expected to be put to tender at shipyards late in the second quarter of 2006.

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