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After three month's of modification and preparation,
Rivergate is ready to welcome Brisbane City Council's fleet of
CityCats and ferries.
The relocation to Rivergate was scheduled to commence this
month and by the end of March the CityCats maintenance
facility is to be fully operational.
The new arrangement means all the maintenance, repair and
operational activities of the entire fleet will be conducted at
Rivergate. This cements Rivergate's position in the market as a
cost effective location for commercial fleets to complete
"We have been extremely busy on the Rivergate hardstand for
a while now. A great deal of this work has been from commercial
and government vessels seeking out the expertise and turnkey
services Rivergate can offer," explained Rivergate's General
Manager, Mr Steve Fisher. "The CityCat deal will add greatly to
the fleet of commercial vessels that utilise the site."
The CityCat fleet has its own straddle lift, which is to be
relocated to Rivergate and ready to operate on the existing lifting
infrastructure by March 2010. In addition to the hardstand,
Brisbane's public transport fleet will also utilise Rivergate's fuel
wharf for emergency refueling.
The arrival of the CityCats will herald further development of
the relatively new Rivergate Marina and Shipyard. Construction
will begin in the new year on new corporate offices for the
Rivergate staff as well as new ablutions, laundry and services for
the marina and shipyard guests. Planning has also begun for the
future extension of the hardstand.
"2011 is shaping up to be an exciting and busy year. Rivergate
is looking forward to the CityCats moving in, further expansion
and some great projects," said Mr Fisher.
For further information contact:
Rivergate Marina and Shipyard, Queensland.
Strong OSV market inspires interest in ASIAN WORK BOAT show
"Singapore has very definitely become the centre of the
Offshore Service Vessel (OSV) universe in recent years," says
ASIAN WORK BOAT exhibition organiser Kishore Navani.
"A recent 'Sector Update' report from leading Norwegian
based shipping financier DnB NOR strongly reinforces that
perception with facts," Mr Navani said.
"Indeed, DnB NOR's report predicts that the next two years
will be even better for both the industry sector and its home
base, Singapore. It suggests: 2012 is the 'turning point', with
higher demand driven by the increase in rig fleet and higher
activity level from the expected growth in exploration and
"This report from the highly respected DnB NOR is excitingly
positive. There is no reason to think that it is overly optimistic.
We remain enthusiastic about the prospects for the OSV sector
generally and its southeast Asia activities in particular," Mr
"Of course, Singapore and the wider south-east Asian region is
not just a 'one trick pony' as far as the maritime industry is
concerned. As well as OSVs, the area is a huge user of tugs,
barges, general work boats, fishing boats, ferries, dredgers, pilot
boats, patrol boats and many more. It is the world's most
exciting work boat market and we expect our ASIAN WORK
BOAT event to fully reflect that fact," Mr Navani concluded.
For further information on the ASIAN WORK BOAT
exhibition, please contact:
Kishore Navani. Baird Events, Victoria.
PH: (03) 9645 0411, FX: (03) 9645 0475,
CityCat fleet relocates to Rivergate Marina and Shipyard
'Walan', one of the new Brisbane CityCats, has arrived at its new home at Rivergate Marina and Shipyard
The Brisbane CityCats operate from and undertake all maintenance and
repair at the Rivergate Marina and Shipyard
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