Damen’s Leading Position in Global OPV Market

Damen Shipyards Group has compiled a comprehensive summary of its worldwide shipbuilding activities regarding Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). The information shows that, with five vessels delivered in the last year and 15 currently under construction, Damen has unrivalled experience in serving the naval industry with its OPV portfolio. Moreover, the company is just as capable of completing complex naval projects in cooperation with local shipyards as it is in constructing vessels at its own yards. OPVs are playing an increasingly significant role in modern naval operations. They offer a versatile…

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Damen Submits Tender for 12 Australian OPVs

April 6, 2017 – 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. To demonstrate its commitment to on time and within specification delivery Damen submitted its response early. 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 is already investing in…

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Civmec Joins Forces with ASC for RAN OPV Proposal

March 20, 2017 – Australia-based Civmec Ltd, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Forgacs Marine and Defence Pty Ltd, today announced it has entered a Memorandum of Understanding with ASC Shipbuilding Pty Ltd to jointly bid for the build of 12 Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). ASC Shipbuilding and Forgacs were jointly chosen by two of the three shortlisted designers to work with them on the tender for the Commonwealth Government’s OPV program, known as Project SEA 1180. B.V. Scheepswerf Damen Gorinchem of the Netherlands and…

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Armscor Announces Preferred Bidders for Inshore and Offshore Patrol Vessels

February 16, 2017 – During 2014, Armscor solicited offers on a multi-source tender basis from prospective shipyards for the supply of 3 x Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV’s), 3 x Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPV’s) as well as the Hydrographic Survey Capability for the SA Navy. The Requests for Offer contained a critical criteria, which included amongst others meeting the imperatives of Operation Phakisa with respect to local content. On 15 February 2017, Armscor appointed the following preferred bidders, subject to the successful negotiation of detailed technical and commercial conditions with the…

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