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

Serena: My daughter doesn’t understand mum’s popularity

first_img Loading… “There are a lot of factors on how it can change. That’s still a concern for pretty much everyone. “Every day all the players and the tournament make sure that all the players are updated on what the play conditions would be like.” After winning in Auckland, Williams donated all her £20,000 prize money to the bushfire relief fund following devastating fires across Australia this summer Down Under. Obviously, for a woman with her size of bank balance she can afford to be charitable. But it was still a wonderfully generous offer to those fire-fighters and communities left reeling from the fires. She added: “It’s important for people like me, who have a big platform, to raise awareness. I’ve been coming to Melbourne since 98. “It has a special place in my heart, I have friends throughout Australia who I consider as family “As a player, it’s incredibly devastating. I know people who have been affected. It’s been a disaster. Read Also:Tyson reveals: I won’t get into the boxing ring with Serena “I wanted to make that statement and will continue to support in any way I can.” For the latest Australian Open odds, check out Betway Tennis. Serena Williams created Grand Slam history but admits her daughter doesn’t understand her mum’s popularity. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img In just under an hour the American swatted aside Russian Anastasia Potapova 6-0 6-3 in the first round of the Australian Open in Melbourne. Earlier this month, Williams was victorious in the singles event in Auckland, winning her first ATP title since giving birth. Yet her two-year-old daughter Olympia still doesn’t recognise what her megastar mum does for a living – and in certain motherhood circles her fame is underappreciated. The 38-year-old, who has banked £71.2m in prize money, said: “It was amazing to win in New Zealand. “I hadn’t been able to win as a mum before. I had been close. So this was special for me and for her – I hope. “Sadly, she didn’t know what it meant. She only cares about Play Doh and that’s about it. “I try to tell her I am somebody. But she doesn’t know. “I’m known as ‘Olympia’s mum’ to all her friends. And I love that.” Williams, who once had small blood clots on her lungs, says she was concerned about the air quality in the city, and has been monitoring updates from the authorities on a regular basis. She said: “I definitely was concerned, and am. It changes every day. Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldPink Pineapples Exist – In Case You Didn’t KnowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Ways Drones Are Going To Change Our LivesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Bollywood Celeb Weight Loss Transformations That Will Stun You8 Most Expensive Mistakes The World Has Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hystericallast_img read more