Turkish shipbuilder ARES Shipyard is on track to supply the Qatari Coasts and Borders Security Department with 17 craft from the company’s Hercules range of multirole patrol vessels.

The Qatari Ministry of Interior contracted ARES in April 2014 to supply five ARES 75, 10 ARES 110, and two ARES 150 craft, along with training services and five years of support.

The company is scheduled to start vessel production in early 2015, with parallel build for both ARES 75 and ARES 110 models; production of the ARES 150 vessels will start in 2016, ARES chairman and executive director Kerim Kalafatoglu told IHS Jane’s .