DSME to Build New Submarine Rescue Ship for South Korean Navy

December 7, 2018 (Google Translation) – Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (CEO Jung Sung-lip) announced on July 7 that it has concluded a detailed design and construction contract for the new type submarine structure (ASR-II) of the ROK Navy. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering will complete the construction by the end of 2022 and deliver it to the ROK Navy.


The new submarine rescue vessel, which has been awarded this time, is equipped with the latest diving system capable of diving up to 300 meters and a new deep sea diving rescue (DSRV) capable of rescuing the crew of the distressing submarine up to 500 meters. The ROV, which is expected to be installed in the vessel, can be operated at depths of 1,000 meters.

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd., the only submarine rescue vessel of the ROK Navy that was commissioned in 1996, was able to continue its reputation not only for submarines but also for submarine rescue ships. In particular, it is anticipated that submarine export will become more flexible in the future as it has the capacity to export submarines and submarine rescue packages to Asian countries that are actively introducing submarines.

“We have succeeded in winning orders for more than $ 1 billion in the field of defense industry and have contributed significantly to the company’s work and profitability,” said Park Doo-sun, general manager of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Specialty Business. We will do our best to win more than $ 1 billion annually.”

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