Damen Shipyards Group has submitted a tender for the SEA 1180 Phase 1 Project to deliver twelve Offshore Patrol Vessels to the Royal Australian Navy.
Damen has teamed with ASC Forgacs Shipbuilding, a joint venture established to build the initial two ships in South Australia and further 10 in Western Australia, to compete for the foundation project of Australia’s continuous Naval shipbuilding enterprise.
The joint venture has invested in infrastructure at the Henderson Shipbuilding Precinct in Western Australia in preparation for the OPV construction to move to WA.
The proven Damen design being offered uses innovative technology to improve seakeeping, reduce running costs and decrease whole of life sustainment costs.
Roland Briene, Damen Sales Director Asia Pacific, said: “We are fully committed to maximising Australian industry participation and supporting the development of a sustainable, national shipbuilding industry in Australia. This is fully in line with our standard practices where we partner with local organisations to help transform local shipbuilding industries into globally competitive shipyards. We look forward to working with the Commonwealth to maximise opportunities for Australian industry, drawing on the existing supply chain of our Australian partners, while also providing opportunities for local industry to be involved in our global supply chain supporting more than 70 shipyards around the world”.
The Australian multi-billion-dollar Offshore Patrol Vessel project is expected to create around 400 direct jobs, Christopher Pyne, Minister for Defence Industry said. The MoD has released the Request for Tender (RFT) for the OPV project to the three shortlisted designers, Damen, Fassmer and Luerssen
The Royal Thai Navy is planning to build second offshore patrol vessel (OPV) armed with guided missiles, at an estimated cost of 5.5 billion baht (USD 154 million) in three years
Australias shipbuilder Austal has opted out of the countrys Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program due to failed negotiations with the main contractor German ship designer Lürssen. "Lürssen has worked hard to explore options to leverage the experience base at Henderson for the construction of 10 vessels in Western Australia, including conducting lengthy negotiations with Austal," Defence Connect quotes Lürssen Australia in its statement
Damen Shipyards Group and Concordia Group have signed a joint venture agreement for the construction and trade of inland waterway vessels. The joint venture will operate under the name Concordia Damen Shipbuilding
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding has delivered the second and final Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided missile frigate to the Indonesian Navy. Bakker Sliedrecht was responsible for the electrical auxiliary propulsion system
Tasmanian company will deliver barges for Australian Antarctic Divisions RSV Nuyina Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) has selected Taylor Bros of Tasmania to supply two high powered Antarctic landing barges for Australias new icebreaker, the RSV Nuyina. Damen is building the vessel at its yard, Damen Shipyards Galati, in Romania for the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD)
Damen Shipyards Group has delivered two SAR 1906 vessels to the Turkish Coast Guard. The ships were delivered as part of an agreement between the European Union and the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
The Royal Australian Navys new Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV) MV Sycamore has passed sea trials. Following final vessel handover from builder Damen Shipyards Group, MV Sycamore will perform diverse training and support duties, Damen said in a statement Wednesday
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