Damen submits tender for 12 Australian OPVs

first_img Damen Shipyards Group has submitted a tender for the SEA 1180 Phase 1 Project to deliver twelve Offshore Patrol Vessels to the Royal Australian Navy. To demonstrate its commitment to on time and within specification delivery Damen submitted its response early.Damen has teamed with ASC Forgacs Shipbuilding, a joint venture established to build the initial two ships in South Australia and further 10 in Western Australia, to compete for the foundation project of Australia’s continuous Naval shipbuilding enterprise. The joint venture is already investing in infrastructure at the Henderson Shipbuilding Precinct in Western Australia in preparation for the OPV construction to move to WA.Damen, with almost 100 vessels operating in Australia already, has extensive experience providing vessels that are suitable for local conditions and is fully committed to the long-term integration with Australian Shipbuilding. Key tenets of the bid include maximising investment in local industries and businesses to establish a long term capability; investment in the training of a future workforce including those transitioning from other industries; and assisting the Australian Government to prepare to build future frigates and submarines in SA. The proven Damen design being offered uses innovative technology to improve seakeeping, reduce running costs and decrease whole of life sustainment costs.Roland Briene, Damen Sales Director Asia Pacific, said: “We are fully committed to maximising Australian industry participation and supporting the development of a sustainable, national shipbuilding industry in Australia. This is fully in line with our standard practices where we partner with local organisations to help transform local shipbuilding industries into globally competitive shipyards. We look forward to working with the Commonwealth to maximise opportunities for Australian industry, drawing on the existing supply chain of our Australian partners, while also providing opportunities for local industry to be involved in our global supply chain supporting more than 70 shipyards around the world.” View post tag: OPV Share this article April 6, 2017 View post tag: Australian Navycenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Damen submits tender for 12 Australian OPVs Damen submits tender for 12 Australian OPVs View post tag: Damenlast_img read more

LMC condoles with Rangers FC on player’s death

first_imgRelatedPosts Dikko dismisses report of concluding NPFL season in China Rangers FC players get 10-day break Minister harps on professional training for Nigerian coaches The Chairman of the League Management Company, Shehu Dikko, has expressed shock at the accident involving players of Rangers International on Sunday morning, killing one. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the accident led to the death of the Enugu-based clubside’s striker and CHAN Eagles International, Ifeanyi George. A statement by the LMC said Dikko, who contacted the club on getting the report of the accident, commiserated with the Club Management, team members and Rangers fans as well as the player’s immediate family. “We sympathise with the club at this trying time and pray for the repose of his soul and wish the injured ones a speedy recovery,” the LMC Chairman was quoted as telling the club’s team manager, Amobi Ezeaku, and Coach Salisu Yusuf on phone. He urged all Nigeria Professional Football League stakeholders to take all necessary precaution to stay safe amidst the growing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “It is instructive that we should as much as is possible limit our movements, restrict social contacts and adhere to health protocols set out by relevant global, national and state agencies for the containment of COVID-19,” Dikko appealed. George, according to the Rangers Media Officer, Nobert Okoli, died on the spot after the vehicle he was traveling in with a teammate ran into a stationery articulated vehicle on Agbor-Benin Road. The player was said to be returning to Lagos to spend the break announced by the club following the suspension of NPFL matches. The LMC said it was in contact with the club as it awaited further details about the incident.Tags: Amobi EzeakuNobert OkoliSalisu YusufShehu Dikkolast_img read more