Sweden Orders Four Navy Tugs from Damen Shipyard Hardinxveld

FMV signed a contract with the supplier Damen Shipyard Hardinxveld for the delivery of four new port tugs. The new vessels will reach the Swedish Armed Forces in 2023 and 2024. The acquisition of port tugs is part of a larger effort to develop and procure equipment that will strengthen the Armed Forces’ marine logistics function. FMV will also procure…

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Damen to Employ German F126 DC-Grid Power System

Damen Naval signed a contract with ABB to supply its Onboard DC Grid systems for all four F126 frigates that are under construction for the German Navy. This includes transformers, generators, tunnel thruster motors, energy storage systems, as well as associated control systems and cybersecurity solutions. This contract marks a clear shift in how the naval ships of tomorrow will…

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Damen Chooses Leonardo to Equip New German Frigates

Leonardo’s OTO 127/64 LightWeight (LW) Vulcano naval defense systems have been selected by Damen to equip German Navy’s new four F126 frigates, with the addition of two optional vessels. In addition, the contract includes the supply of support for maintenance activities, simulators for crew training and on-board activities for the integration and commissioning of the system. The OTO 127/64 LW…

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NautIQ Master Integrator for German Navy’s F126 Frigates

Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems, headquartered in Friedrichshafen, Germany, will deliver the automation solutions (in German FüSAS – Führungssystem Automation Schiffstechnik) for the four new F126 frigates for the German Navy. The scope consists of an Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) and a Condition Monitoring System (CMS). For this solution, Rolls-Royce will deliver its mtu NautIQ Master and mtu NautIQ…

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Albwardy Damen Launches LST for Nigerian Navy

The new, 100-meter LST 100 for the Nigerian Navy has been launched at Albwardy Damen, Sharjah, UAE a few months ago. On completion the 100-metre, roll-on-roll-off landing ship will have the capacity to accommodate a crew of 32 and 250 Embarked Marine Forces personnel. The vessel also has deck space for vehicles, a helicopter/UAV deck and significant space for cargo,…

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Rohde & Schwarz to Provide R&S KORA for F126 Frigates

Rohde & Schwarz was awarded a mutual gain approach contract with Thales to deliver and integrate R&S KORA systems for communications and radar electronic support measures (ESM) in the new German navy F126 frigates. R&S KORA is a powerful intercept and analysis system that detects, identifies and tracks complex and broadband radar emissions, as well as communications transmissions. The system combines detection results from…

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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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