Incat’s Expansion Plan Backed by Tasmanian Liberals

Incat’s Expansion Plan Backed by Tasmanian Liberals

Incat’s Expansion Plan has received a significant boost with a commitment from the Tasmanian Liberal Party.

Tasmanian Premier Jeremy Rockliff visited the Incat shipyard today to announce that if re-elected, the Tasmanian Liberals will commit $5.25 million to support Incat’s plans for future growth.

Incat Managing Director Craig Clifford says he is thrilled with today’s announcement.

“This significant commitment from the Tasmanian Liberals will underpin jobs growth and shows their belief in our company and our vision for the future”, Mr Clifford said.

“We need to employ hundreds of more Tasmanians as we pursue our aim to make zero emission vessels more readily available to the world and we are ready to showcase what the future of environmentally friendly maritime transport looks like.”

“Incat is in the unique position of being the only shipyard in Australia capable of building large zero emission ships in a State which has already achieved net-zero. This is something we are extremely proud of, and the rest of the world is starting to take notice.”

Incat Chief Executive Officer Stephen Casey says the company’s expansion plans are already underway, and the financial commitment from the Tasmanian Liberals will help to secure Incat’s future for decades to come.

“The Incat Expansion Plan is a strategic program of recruitment, investment and process improvement focusing on workforce growth, increasing production, and expanding our production facilities with an aim to double Incat’s current capacity over coming years.”

“We are investing significantly into workforce growth to attract and retain the workforce we require to produce more zero emission ships for the world market and provide opportunities to as many Tasmanians as possible. Our plan is to increase our 450 strong workforce to around 1000 over the next 3 years.”

“We also plan on installing state of the art marine recharging facilities at the shipyard to enable the charging of Incat’s new builds and provide charging options for other vessels, including electric ferries, as the marine industry transitions to battery electric in the coming years.”

Incat thanks Premier Rockliff and the Tasmanian Liberals for their support.


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