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 aim of arriving at a contracting position for the execution of the respective projects:

Offshore Patrol Boats – Damen Shipyards Cape Town (Pty) Ltd

Inshore Patrol Boats – Damen Shipyards Cape Town (Pty) Ltd




















Hydrographic Survey Capability – Southern African Shipyard (Pty) Ltd












Detailed commercial and technical negotiations with the preferred bidders will now commence with the relevant parties.

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