Shipbuilding Firms Chosen for Fleet Solid Support Competition

November 30, 2018 – A syndicate of British firms, along with four international shipbuilding companies, have been selected to compete for the Fleet Solid Support ships contract, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced. The crucial vessels, which will deliver ammunition, food and supplies to UK forces across the globe, will work alongside the Royal Navy’s fleet of warships and will be an important part of the UK Maritime Task Group. The British consortium is made up of leading manufacturing and engineering companies Babcock, BAE Systems, Cammell Laird and Rolls-Royce. They…

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DSME Wins Contract for Two Frigates

November 14, 2018 (Google Translation) – Received orders for ships No. 5 and No. 6, followed by No. 1 and No. 2 ships, and confirmed the strongest defense company in the defense business. Contract amount reached W631.5bn. Green order to achieve order target Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering won two new seafarers and established pride as a defense company. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (CEO Jung Sung-lip) announced on February 14 that it has concluded a contract to build 5,6 berths of the 2,800-ton class new frigate (FFG-II) of the…

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RFA Tidesurge Christened September 1st

The third of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s new Tide-class tankers formally Christened September 1st. RFA Tidesurge was named by her sponsor Mrs. Joanna Woodcock, whose husband is Second Sea Lord Vice-Admiral Jonathan Woodcock, at a ceremony in the South Korean shipyard where the vessels are built. The 39,000-tonne tankers, designed to support HMS Queen Elizabeth and her sister HMS Prince of Wales, are capable of carrying up to 19,000 cubic metres of fuel and 1,400 cubic metres of fresh water.

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Nautilus welcomes arrival of new RFA ship

April 4, 2017 – The first in a series of four new Royal Fleet Auxiliary tankers has arrived in the UK after a 15,000-mile delivery voyage. Built by DSME in South Korea, the 39,000-tonne RFA Tidespring is now at the A&P yard in Falmouth to undergo ‘customization’ work, including the fitting of specialist communications equipment and self-defense weapons, before entering into service by the end of this year. The new Tide class tankers replace the RFA’s old single-hulled vessels and have been designed to meet the latest MARPOL and SOLAS…

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DSME launches Royal Thai Navy frigate

January 23, 2017 – South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering launched a 3,650-ton frigate for the Royal Thai Navy on January 23. The launching ceremony took place at the company’s shipyard on Geoje Island and was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy, Thailand’s ambassador of to the Republic of Korea and the CEO of DSME, among other dignitaries. The new frigate is 122.5 meters long, 14,4 meters wide and is capable of reaching speeds in excess of 30 knots. DSME said the frigate, which is based on the…

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