“Norco has become MST’s preferred supplier for our large hulls,” says Chris Hurley, MST project manager. “The quality of their [GFRP] work is very good and has stood up to inspection scrutiny on every occasion from independent surveyors and the UK Ministry of Defence.”

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Technicians prepare to infuse the 19-meter hull.

 Photo Credit: Norco Composites & GRP

After removal from its mold (right), the hull is fitted with crash compartments, bulkheads and other internal structures.

Photo Credit: Norco Composites & GRP

A second patrol boat is ready for delivery to Marine Specialised Technology Group (MST) for final outfitting.