"We are very pleased with the progress (talks) are significant. We are seriously going to invest in this field," said Chairman of Incat, Robert Clifford Australia Pty Ltd after meeting Minister of Industry Saleh Husin in Jakarta on Thursday.
President Director of PT Indocat Jayamahe said Kris Sulisto Industry Minister Saleh Husin asked the company to cooperate with local companies in implementing the shipbuilding technology, the investment value reaching 10-50 million US dollars.
"catamaran technology is particularly suitable in parts of Indonesia in the form of islands. With the shaft maritime program, meals will be required a lot of ships, "Kris said.
According to him, shipbuilding technology owned Australian company that is able to carry a lot of items, including people and vehicles, with a speed of about 50 knots per hour.
"Its base is aluminum and catamarans surface ships in the middle there cavity, so it is very stable and is so fast, so they can quickly get from one island to another island, "says Kris.
Kris added, it will meet with the Indonesian Association of National Shipbuilding Industry (iperindo) to find local shipbuilding companies who want to work together in implementing the catamaran technology.
Currently, he added, the company is exploring shipyard in Lampung, West Java, Jakarta, East Java and Makassar.
The formerly HMAS Jervis Bay (AKR 45) a wave piercing catamaran that operated in the Royal Australian Navy from 10 June 1999 to 11 May 2001. She was decommissioned and returned to the builder.