Shipbuilding. Energy. Transport

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Shipbuilding. Energy. Transport Maritime Market magazine
Posidonia 2018

Press Release

DSCT will deliver three Inshore Patrol Vessels for the South African Navy

Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has received an order from Armscor the acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence for three Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPV), 62 x 11 metres. The vessels form part of the South African Navys Project Biro. The project aims to develop South Africas maritime security, ensuring that the country has the capability to respond effectively, rapidly and cost-efficiently to maritime threats such as illegal trafficking and fishing.

DSCT received the order exactly four years to the day that it received the order to deliver vessels for a previous project for the South African Navy Project Canter. The yard is delighted to be able to continue to provide support to the navy, says Chairman Mr. Sam Montsi.

We are very happy to receive this order and are looking forward to this continuation of our long-standing relationship with the South African Navy.

Participating in Project Biro underlines Damens commitment to the South African Governments Operation Phakisa initiative, which aims to unlock the potential of the countrys maritime industry.

Mr. Montsi continues: At DSCT we are not only about shipbuilding and repair, but also about providing people with the opportunities needed to reach their potential whether they work for us or for one of our many local suppliers and supporting the countrys economy. DSCT is about the development of an entire shipbuilding and related industries.

Naturally, with this philosophy in mind, DSCT will be sourcing as many components and services as possible for the project from South Africa-based suppliers. In this regard, DSCT plans to provide active support for the Governments Enterprise Supplier Development programme, supporting small and micro-businesses in the country.

The project will also actively contribute to the Department of Trade & Industrys National Industrial Participation (NIP) programme and the complimentary, defence-focused Defence Industrial Participation (DIP). In turn this contributes to the Governments Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) initiative. DSCT is a Level-3 BBBEE rated company.

The IPVs will be the first vessels of a Damen Sea Axe design to operate in South Africa. The Sea Axe is a revolutionary, Damen patented hull design, which offers exceptional seakeeping behavior. The straight-edged, axe-shaped bow cuts through the water, minimising slamming for improved safety and comfort on board and significantly reduced fuel consumption and emissions.


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Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 9,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.

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