Lifesaving partnership strengthened
DuroWipers will continue to supply the RNLI’s new Shannon class lifeboats with its wipers as more newbuilds enter into service.
The company, which will be displaying its demo wipers at Seawork this year, said the £2.2m Humfrey Berkeley 13-25 went into service out of Leverburgh, Scotland equipped with DuroWipers R Class 50 wipers this month. In April, the newbuild Barbara Anne lifeboat went into service at Lytham St Annes, England kitted out with the same wipers.
“We originally secured the RNLI contract back in 2012 to equip 57 vessels and the competition for suppliers was ruthless,” said Noel Gould, managing director and owner of DuroWipers.
“The RNLI wanted a wiper which would perform underwater and be able to rotate 360 degrees and still work. This high profile ongoing contract is a testament to our wiper design and durability,” he said.
Twin drive shafts
The DuroWipers R Class 50 wiper system is the smallest in the DuroWipers range and is ideal for applications where space is at a premium. It has patented twin drive shafts and rotary mechanism for a smooth and powerful stroke.
The RNLI has just completed its John Metters relief vessel, while Joanna and Henry Williams currently in progress, expected to be accepted into the fleet later next month. Both are equipped with DuroWipers systems.
Visit DuroWipers at Seawork International 2018 on stand PY115.
By Rebecca Jeffrey
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