DSCT Launches SA Navy’s First Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessel

March 25, 2021 – On 25 March 2021, Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) launched the first of three Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPV) procured by ARMSCOR for the South African Navy (SAN). The vessels will augment South Africa’s maritime security by enhancing the country’s capability to respond effectively, rapidly and cost-effectively to threats such as illegal trafficking and fishing.…

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Damen Shipyards Den Helder holds naming ceremony for Expeditionary Survey Boat Hydrograaf

March 3, 2021 – On Friday, February 26, 2021, the naming ceremony and transfer of the Expeditionary Survey Boat (ESB) Hydrograaf of the Royal Netherlands Navy took place at Damen Shipyards Den Helder (DSDH). Due to the coronavirus measures currently in force, the naming ceremony and handover took place in an adjusted manner, whereby the majority of the invitees were…

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Brazil Studying Antarctic Replacement Ship Proposals

December 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Brazilian Navy (MB), through the Directorate of Program Management of the Navy (DGePM), informs that, on November 30, 2020, the Proposal Delivery Phase of the Project to obtain the Antarctic Support Ship ( NApAnt). Four commercial proposals were received from the following companies / consortia: – Damen Shipyards Gorinchem and Wilson Sons Estaleiros…

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Wilson Sons and Damen Jointly Bidding on Antarctic Support Vessel of the Brazilian Navy

September 15, 2020 – Wilson Sons and Damen announce partnership in the bidding for the construction of the new Antarctic Support Ship (NApAnt) of the Brazilian Navy, which will replace the Oceanographic Support Vessel Ary Rongel. Bids must be submitted by the end of this year and final announcement of the winner in mid-2021. “Since our first work with Wilson…

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town Lays Keel of Second MMIPV

September 9, 2020 – On 28th August, Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) held a keel-laying. The keel-laying was for the second of three Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPV) that DSCT is building for the South African Navy’s Project BIRO. The inspection was a unique event, planned to ensure the well-being of delegates during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As well as…

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Damen and Rohde & Schwarz help to strengthen the Royal Netherlands Navy’s UNREP Capacity

July 29, 2020 – Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding signed a contract with Rohde & Schwarz for the delivery and installation of internal and external communication systems for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Combat Support Ship, Den Helder. The Royal Netherlands Navy’s (RNLN) new Combat Support Ship (CSS), Den Helder, to be built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS), will strengthen the…

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Germany Orders Four MKS 180 Frigates

June 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Germany today signed for the construction of 4 MKS 180 frigates. Damen Shipyards designs the so-called Mehrzweckkampfschiffe. They are built on German yards and receive radars from Thales Nederland. The construction of the frigates makes it clear that German-Dutch cooperation is also taking shape increasingly at a maritime level. This was already the case…

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