Singapore shipyard Vallianz Holdings Limited has secured a contract with the Fisheries Research Institute of Taiwan for the design and construction of three research vessels.

Taiwan’s Fisheries Research Institute owns and operates a fleet of research vessels to carry out the study of marine fisheries in Taiwan waters.

The FRI contract entails the design and construction of two 27-metre research vessels and one of 60-metres. The Group will build these vessels at its shipyard in Batam, Indonesia, which is operated by its wholly-owned subsidiary PT. United Sindo Perkasa.

The 27 metre vessels are scheduled to be delivered to FRI during the fourth-quarter of 2023. The 60 metre vessel is scheduled for delivery during the second half of 2024