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Turkish shipyard builds 47 ships for Norwegian company

TURKISH SHIPYARD BUILDS 47 SHIPS FOR NORWEGIAN COMPANY
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A shipyard located in Turkey's Marmara region has built its 47th ship for the Norwegian company, Havyard Group, head of the shipyard said on Tuesday.

The 47th ship is battery-powered, 115 meters long and 180-car-capacity ferryboat, named Fyord1, Cemre Shipyard Chairman Orhan Gülcek said at the launching ceremony in northwestern province of Yalova.

"We broke a record in Turkey by producing the most ships for a single company," said Gülcek.

The ship is Norwegian company's first ferryboat design, he added.

Cemre Shipyard, established in 1996, builds ships at its 70,000-meter-square plant in Yalova.

The Havyard Group is active in ship design, shipbuilding technology, fish handling, and power systems.

Turkey's ship and yacht sector's exports were $354.4 million in the first five months of the year and $1.33 billion in 2017, according to the Turkish Exporters' Assembly data.

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