The UK-based company Rolls-Royce announced that it had signed a contract with Norwegian transport firms Bastø-Fosen and Fjord 1 to supply propulsion systems for their five new double-ended ferries that will be built in Türkiye.

Releasing a statement on its website, the company said the contract value was 5.5 million pounds, with the ferries scheduled to be on the water in the summer of 2016. According to the statement, Rolls-Royce thrusters will lend the ferries improved steering stability and manoeuvrability.

Designed by Norway-based Multi Maritime, the ferries will be constructed in the yards of Sefine and Cemre in the northwestern province of Yalova, as well as in the ADA yard in İstanbul’s Tuzla district.

While three 142-meter ferries, each with the capacity to hold 200 cars, 600 passengers and between 24 and 30 trucks, are to be produced for Bastø-Fosen, the two remaining ferries will be delivered to Fjord 1, and will be 74 meters long, with a holding capacity of 60 cars and up to 199 passengers.