UK Enters Next Stage of Fleet Solid Support Competition

September 1, 2021 – Contracts have been awarded to four consortia, all of which include significant UK involvement, to develop their bids to build three new Fleet Solid Support ships for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and Royal Navy. he award of the Competitive Procurement Phase (CPP) design contracts, each initially worth around £5 million, means the Fleet Solid Support competition…

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Damen Naval Adds New Cutting Tool

July 27, 2021 – Damen Naval has purchased a new metal cutting machine from Messer Cutting Systems GmbH. This is a state-of-the-art CNC-controlled machine characterized by its powerful and accurate performance. Moreover, the machine can execute plasma or oxyfuel cutting and is suitable for all carbon steel varieties, stainless steel as well as aluminum, thus providing Damen Naval with a…

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Damen to Provide Rudders & Steering Gear for F110 Frigates

July 26, 2021 – Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has contracted Damen Marine Components (DMC) for a series of rudders and steering gear systems. The equipment is for five vessels that Navantia is constructing for Armada Española – the Spanish Navy. These next-generation vessels are of the F110 frigate class. DMC’s scope involves supplying Navantia with Twin Van der Velden ATLANTIC Rudders…

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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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