Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS) secured a RM1.17 billion deal from Malaysia's Ministry of Defence for the supply of four Littoral Mission Ships. File pix by L.MANIMARAN.

KUALA LUMPUR: Boustead Holdings Bhd's unit, Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS), has bagged a RM1.17 billion contract from Malaysia's Ministry of Defence for the supply of four Littoral Mission Ships.

The contract, a collaboration between the governments of Malaysia and China, was awarded to BNS under direct negotiation, for collaboration with a partner shipyard in China.

It is to be implemented over four years, effective from the date of signing of the Letter of Acceptance by BNS, Boustead in a filing to Bursa Malaysia said today.

It said the Littoral Mission Ships will be designed by the partner shipyard and the first two vessels will be built and delivered in China in 2019 and 2020. The remaining two will be delivered in Malaysia in 2021.

The contract will have a positive effect on the earnings of the group for the financial year ending Dec 31, 2017, and will contribute positively to its future earnings. -- BERNAMA

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