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Sun.Star Cebu - 2021-05-05

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Aboitiz Construction takes part in delivery of largest high-speed ferry in PH

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ABOITIZ Construction (ACI) announced it has fabricated and installed 20 tons of pillars to the FSTR, a 109-meter highspeed catamaran ferry that was completely delivered by Austal Philippines and considered to be the largest aluminum vessel ever constructed in the country. The installed pillars consist of hollow tubes that support the mezzanine of the largest ferry by volume that can transport 1,200 passengers and 404 vehicles. “Our involvement in this project with Austal proves our commitment to delivering quality outputs. We have other ongoing projects with them on shipbuilding, and we are optimistic to demonstrate our expertise and further elevate our mission to build a better future,” said Anton Mari Perdices, director, president and chairman of ACI. Since 2011, Aboitiz Construction has been continuously working with Austal Philippines for their construction requirements. Some of the notable projects were the expansion and upgrade of factory facilities that include civil, architectural, electrical and mechanical works. There are also ongoing projects of Aboitiz Construction with Austal that involve the construction of additional mooring bitt, and fabrication of pillars and floating docks to other ferries of the company. Aboitiz Construction is the construction arm of one of the biggest conglomerates, the Aboitiz Group.

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