Tasmanian Labor Pledges Support for Incat as Hull 096 Hits Construction Milestone

It’s been a significant day for Incat, with the Tasmanian Labor Party pledging financial support for our Expansion Plan and Hull 096 achieving a key construction milestone, surpassing the 50 per cent completion mark.

Tasmanian Labor Leader Rebecca White visited the shipyard to announce that, if elected, her party will match the $5.25 million commitment that was announced by the Tasmanian Liberals last week for Incat’s Expansion Plan.

Incat Managing Director Craig Clifford says it’s a major coup for the company to have support from both of Tasmania’s major political parties.

“Incat has traditionally enjoyed bi-partisan political support, so it’s great to see that continue with Labor’s substantial commitment towards our Expansion Plan. We are grateful to Rebecca White and her team for backing us,” Mr Clifford said.

“This commitment from Labor means that regardless of who wins the State Election, our plans to grow the workforce, increase production, expand our production facilities, and double Incat’s current capacity over coming years are well supported.”

Incat Chief Executive Officer Stephen Casey says today’s announcement is cause for extra celebration with Incat Hull 096 now more than 50 percent complete.

“Hull 096 stands as a marvel of maritime engineering, and the industry will be blown away when it hits the water,” Mr Casey said.

“Among its impressive features is a duty-free shop deck which covers 2324 square metres, the equivalent to 12 Wimbledon tennis courts.”

“The ship has reached its full 130-metre length with the completion of the vehicle deck structure, giving a sense of the sheer scale of this build.”

“The next big milestone will be reached in May when the vessel is rolled back into the dry dock to allow for the super structures to be fitted.”

“We have had significant interest from ferry operators across the world since launching the designs of our zero-emission battery electric vessels and are well progressed in the planning for our next new vessel projects.”

The world’s largest battery electric ferry remains firmly on schedule for delivery in 2025.

Incat isn’t just building ships, we’re shaping the future of decarbonisation in shipping and proud to be spearheading the global shift to zero-emission maritime transport.


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