Marine Jet Power has been awarded two new contracts to supply waterjets for another eight 500T Patrol Vessels for the Korean Coast Guard. Five vessels to be built by Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction and three vessels to be built by Kangnam Corporation.
The propulsion system comprises a MJP 950 double drive and MJP 750 double booster waterjets. Powered by four diesel engines at a total of 14MW the top speed is over 35 knots.
The eight new vessels will be delivered during 2018, continuing the existing 500T-programme and extending the series to now comprise a total of 23 vessels.