Seaway Powell Marine wins contract for RNLI
A leading British engineering company that specialises in the design and manufacture of marine hydraulic systems has won a contract to supply capstans for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) new Shannon class all-weather lifeboats.
Starting this month, and set to run until December 2014, Seaway Powell Marine Ltd is contracted to supply C3000E capstans for the first 10 Shannon class lifeboats.
The Shannon class lifeboat will be part of the charity’s fleet serving the waters surrounding the UK and the republic of Ireland, and the RNLI has plans for a further 50 Shannons to be manufactured over the next 10 years.
RNLI commercial manager, Gary Coleman, said: “We have a long-standing relationship with Seaway Powell. Our decision for them to provide capstans for our latest class of all-weather lifeboat was made because the product is built to withstand the tough conditions that our lifeboats operate in.”
Seaway Powell Marine general manager, Charlie Wilson, said: “It is a great honour to have been awarded the contract to supply 10 of the new Shannon class RNLI lifeboats. This contract continues the long and close association between Seaway Powell and the RNLI and we are delighted to have been given the chance to provide these most versatile and robust lifeboats with an essential piece of equipment.”
In its original form Seaway Powell’s C3000E capstan has been fitted to providers of critical and lifesaving services as well as many small commercial craft, short sea ferries and ocean-going yachts.