Pakistan Navy OPV-I keel laid down in Damen Shipyard Galati in Romania

Keel Laying Ceremony of Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV-I) being built for Pakistan Navy was held in 24 April at DAMEN Shipyard Galati, Romania.

The event has been revealed on the official monthly magazine of Pakistan Navy.

Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards has begun work on the first of two 1,900 tonne multipurpose offshore patrol vessels (OPV) for the Pakistan Navy.

Pakistan and Damen signed a contract for the construction of two OPVs in June 2017. First OPV is being built at Damen’s Galati shipyard in Romania. The second will be constructed in Pakistan at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KSEW) with material support from Damen.

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In terms of specifications, the OPVs have a hull-length of 90 m, maximum speed of 22 knots and full-load displacement of 1,900 tons. Based on the specifications, Pakistan’s OPV 1900 is a variant of the Damen OPV 1800. The OPVs have been described by the Pakistan Navy as “state-of-the-art vessels” especially suited for anti-surface, anti-air, and maritime security operations.

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Damen is ready to build German MKS180 frigates in Hamburg

Earlier in this month, German Government has sent a letter to TKMS&Lürssen Consortium stating that they were excluded from the bidding.

The decision was disclosed in a notice sent to the firm’s shipyards by the ministry’s purchasing agency. The letter said the government did not trust ThyssenKrupp and its partner, Lürrsen shipyards, to build the new Multi-role Combat Ship 180 (MKS 180 for short), which is designed to operate anywhere in the world, including in polar seas. The agency also said the consortium’s proposed price of €4 billion ($4.9 billion) for four warships was too high.

2 competitors stay now for the bidding process:

  • German Naval Yard (GNY) + BAE Systems
  • Blohm & Voss (B&V) + DAMEN Shipyards

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Damen Shipyards stated in a letter which was sent to German parliament members that they are ready to build German’s new MKS180 frigates at the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg .

The Europe-wide tendering process for the six ships is expected to be concluded this year. In addition to being late, the ships are already €500 million over budget. Germany initially wanted to order four ships with options for two more but defense minister Ursula von der Leyen announced in February 2017 that the ministry would order all six ships right away.

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The first ship in the class is being planned to enter service in 2023.


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KSEW delivers two Damen Stan Patrol 1605 FRP boats to Pakistan customs

Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works handed over two new high speed boats to Pakistan Customs on 10 March. The celebration was attended by distinguished guests including Dr Miftah Ismail, advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue & Economic Affairs, Mr. Iftikhar Ahmed, Collector Pakistan Customs, Rear Admiral Syed Hasan Nasir Shah, Managing Director of KS&EW and Mrs. Ardi Stoios-Braken, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

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The vessels were built by KS&EW with technical and material support from Damen. The entire project took just eight months and was completed successfully thanks to the high level of cooperation and trust between the two partners. The patrolling boats shall be used for monitoring and enforcement activities in Pakistan’s territorial waters.

The boats measure 15.7 m in length and have a displacement of 20 tonnes with maximum speed of 33 knots. They are equipped with 7.6mm and 12.5mm machine guns at aft position. The vessels are powered by two Volvo Penta marine diesel engines and two water jets.

You can read Damen original press release here.

South African Navy gets three IPVs from Damen Shipyards

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), the company announced on 26 February.

The project aims to develop South Africa’s maritime security, ensuring that the country has the capability to respond effectively, rapidly and cost-efficiently to maritime threats such as illegal trafficking and fishing.

“We are very happy to receive this order and are looking forward to this continuation of our long-standing relationship with the South African Navy.” said Chairman Mr. Sam Montsi.

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The 62m-long, 11m-wide vessels are slated to be the first ships constructed based on the Damen Sea Axe design to enter service with the South African Navy.

You can read company official announcement here.

Indonesian Navy gets the 2nd Sigma 10514 Class Frigate

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding and PT PAL Indonesia have delivered the second SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR)-class frigate to the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) on Monday, October 30.

The vessel which was jointly constructed by Dutch shipbuilding company Damen and PT PAL under the Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) programme, was launched in September 2016 and is expected to be commissioned later this year.

The 105-metre, 2365 tonne PKR frigates are designed to undertake a wide range of missions in and around the waters of Indonesia, an archipelago nation made up of over 18,000 islands. Their primary mission is anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare. However, they are also equipped for maritime security, search and rescue, and humanitarian support tasks.


 

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The SIGMA 10514 PKR guided-missile frigate has a speed of 28kt. It can sail up to a range of 5,000nm at a 14kt speed and can endure for 20 days at sea.

The combined diesel or electric (CODOE) propulsion system consists of two 10,000kW maximum continuous rating (MCR) diesel engines, two 1,300kW electric motors

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• Medium calibre gun 76 mm;
• Close in weapons system;
• 2 x small calibre guns;
• 2 x SSM launchers;
• 12 Cell VL SHORADS;
• 2 x torpedo launchers;
• 2 x decoys/chaff;
• ECM

Pakistan; awarded OPV contract to Damen

The Pakistan Navy has ordered an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) from the Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards on June 12, stated by the Pakistan Government.

OPV will have Full Load Displacement of 1900 Tons (approx), with overall length of 90 m and maximum speed of 22 knots.

OPV will be constracted at KSEW (Karachi Shipyards & Engineering Works)

Read the related official press release here…

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