Gurit-Engineered ARES HERCULES Series Fast Patrol Boats on Sea Trials

Zurich, Switzerland, (PresseBox) - Leading provider of composites engineering services Gurit is pleased to congratulate ARES Shipyard on the launch of the first in a series of new patrol boats for Qatar Coastguard.  

Gurit Composite Engineering was pleased of being involved in this project right from the start at early design stage together with project partners BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, naval architects, ARES Shipyard, builder of the HERCULES series fast patrol boats for Qatar Coast Guard for an order covering five vessels at 24m, ten boats at 34.5m and two 48m boats.


Gurit provided the full structural design service from developing the initial concept of the vessels to working with ARES Shipyard on providing shop floor drawings and answering questions during the approval process. As part of the engineering design, Gurit also undertook finite element analysis on the composite waterjet for the 48m vessel to ensure that the intake avoids the natural frequencies from the waterjet’s impeller.


The boat was engineered to naval classification requirements of Turkish Lloyds whilst meeting the strict weight targets set by BMT Nigel Gee and hard specifications imposed by ARES Shipyard, maintaining a structure that would be quick and simple to build. Furthermore, Gurit was selected to supply Corecell™ M foam and epoxy resin for the built of the vessels. Gurit Corecell™ provides a combination of high shear strength with low density, high elongation and high temperature resistance supporting the creation of a robust structure capable of coping with the operating temperatures expected in Qatar.


About ARES Shipyard:


ARES Shipyard is located, on the South Coast of Turkey in the Antalya Free Zone; having their own facilities here, fully equipped for the construction of all their vessels up to 100 m in length. ARES have developed their experience and high level of skills in the design and build of Military and Para-Military patrol vessels delivered to a variety of Navies, Coast Guard Agencies and Maritime Enforcement Agencies across the globe. On the other hand, ARES have been designing and building various types of leisure crafts including motor yachts, sport boats as well as work boats including passenger ferries, harbor control boats, crew and supply boats, search and rescue boats and ambulance boats since their commencement. The facilities are extensive enough to include provision for segregation between areas of construction for Steel, Aluminum and Advanced Composite builds. ARES remain at the cutting edge in technology, materials and design, fast delivery and procurement program with full participation in decision-making and design processes with their personnel and stakeholders. Furthermore, ARES present integrated solutions for weapon systems, total quality management, comprehensive integrated logistics support services, operational training, taking pride in technical excellence and innovative design. Enabling this, and delivering to the customer, ARES have aligned themselves with the best designers and suppliers from around the world, and actively partnered with premier companies as “key-partners” in each particular area. Now, we as ARES have been taking the justified pride in launching the very first boat of HERCULES family: ARES 75 HERCULES.

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