Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has received an order from Armscor – the acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence – for three Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPV), 62 x 11 metres.
The vessels form part of the South African Navy’s Project Biro which aims to develop South Africa’s maritime security to respond to maritime threats such as illegal trafficking and fishing.
The IPVs will be the first vessels of a Damen Sea Axe design to operate in South Africa. The Sea Axe is a revolutionary, Damen patented hull design, which offers exceptional seakeeping behavior. The straight-edged, axe-shaped bow cuts through the water, minimising slamming for improved safety and comfort on board and significantly reduced fuel consumption and emissions.
DSCT received the order exactly four years to the day that it received the order to deliver vessels for a previous project for the South African Navy – Project Canter. The yard is delighted to be able to continue to provide support to the navy, says Chairman Mr. Sam Montsi.
DSCT will be sourcing as many components and services as possible for the project from South Africa-based suppliers. In this regard, DSCT plans to provide active support for the Government’s Enterprise Supplier Development programme, supporting small and micro-businesses in the country.
The project will also actively contribute to the Department of Trade & Industry’s National Industrial Participation (NIP) programme and the complimentary, defence-focused Defence Industrial Participation (DIP). In turn this contributes to the Government’s Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) initiative. DSCT is a Level-3 BBBEE rated company.
Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Ltd (Homeland) of Lagos, Nigeria, has taken delivery of another Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel for operations in the offshore oil fields in the Gulf of Guinea. This takes the total delivered vessels/Guardians since the first arrived in early 2014 to four
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
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)
Trinidad and Tobago has agreed to purchase twelve vessels for its Defence Force from Damen Shipyards. Trinidad and Tobago has ordered a complete package of vessels with the aim of enhancing the countrys maritime security and of establishing the foundations of a Maritime Security Wall; thereby creating and sustaining an effective presence in all tiers of Trinidad and Tobagos maritime domain
The Damen Shipyards Group will be present at Euronaval 2014 from 27 - 31 October in Paris where we will showcase our latest products and developments. The DAMEN portfolio comprises the full range of requirements for naval and security forces, such as landing craft, fast interceptors, offshore patrol vessels, corvettes, frigates, amphibious vessels and a wide range of naval support vessels
Damen Shipyards Group and the Mexican Navy, via the Directorate General of Shipbuilding, are currently working together to build the Long Range Ocean Patrol (POLA (from its initials in Spanish). POLA will be the Mexican version of the Damen SIGMA 10514
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