Suez Canal Authority O r d e r s Syncrolift

Syncrolifit, a Rolls-Royce company, has been chosen by the Suez Canal Authority to supply a shiplift and transfer system valued at more than $7 million for the dry docking of Nile River cruise ferries.

Delivery of the 3,420 ton-lift-capacity Syncrolift is scheduled for the Armant Shipyard on the Upper Nile near Luxor City in March 2002. The shipyard will use the installation specifically for the dry docking of ferries to improve efficiency in overall shipyard repair and maintenance, as well as minimizing the loss of revenue while cruise ferries are out of service for repair. This is especially conducive for the cruise industry, which relies heavily on an itinerary basis. The Syncrolift system provides the benefit of less time out of the water, which leads to cancelled cruises and loss of revenue.

The order is the sixth Syncrolift installation in Egypt — the other two are with the Egyptian Navy — bringing Syncrolift's total worldwide installation to 221.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 32,  Mar 2001

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