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Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding starts steel cutting for SIGMA 10514 PKR (Perusak Kawal Rudal) Frigate

In June 2012, the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia and Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) signed the contract for the first SIGMA 10514 PKR Frigate. In accordance with the agreed planning for the construction of this frigate, the Steel Cutting Ceremony took place simultaneously on 15 January 2014 at PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard in Surabaya (Indonesia) and DSNS in Vlissingen (the Netherlands).

DSNS will build two modules and subsequently ship them to the yard in Surabaya. The simultaneous construction and testing of the modules at two different locations signifies the unique modular building strategy of Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding; a method unparalleled in the naval shipbuilding industry.

All modules will be assembled at the PT PAL(Persero) Shipyard under main contractorship of DSNS followed by Harbour Acceptance Tests and Sea Acceptance Trials.

Second Frigate
The engineering process for the second SIGMA 10514 PKR frigate, for which the contract was signed 14 February 2014, proceeds as scheduled and construction is foreseen to start in approximately 6 months.

The acquisition of the SIGMA 10514 PKR Frigate is part of the further modernization and expansion of the Indonesian Navy, TNI-AL. The main missions and tasks of the SIGMA PKR 10514 will be in the domains of naval warfare as well as Maritime Security missions and tasks. Also, the vessel may be used for humanitarian support tasks.

Main characteristics
•    Length:         105 mtr
•    Width:         14 mtrs
•    Displacement:     approx 2400 tons
•    Propulsion:     Combined Diesel and Electric(CODOE)
•    Crew:         100 + 20 spare accommodation
•    Helicopter:        ability to carry an organic helicopter
•    Combat System:
     o    Extensive Air, Surface and Sub-Surface Surveillance capabilities
     o    Guided Missile Systems and gun systems for Anti-Air Warfare and Anti-Surface Warfare
     o    Torpedo systems for Anti-Submarine Warfare
     o    Active and Passive Electronic Warfare Systems
     o    Tacticos Combat Management System

   - Surabaya (Indonesia)  - Mr Hein van Ameijden (MD of DSNS) handing over the contours of PKR 1 to the Minister of Defence, Mr Purnomo Yusgiantoro.
   - Vlissingen (the Netherlands)  - the same ceremony, representing the steelcutting of modules 3 and 5 of PKR1. FLTR: Ltcol. Suryaman, Mr. Hans Spaans (Director Naval Sales Support DSNS), Col. Edy Sulistyady (Indonesian Defence Attaché (Guest of Honeur)), Maj. Fatchur Rohman, Petty Officer Hendriyanto, Mr. Jeffrey Vader (Manager Production DSNS).
   - SIGMA PKR 10514 Frigate

DAMEN Schelde Naval Shipbuilding
Damen Shipyards Group offers a complete range of naval and patrol vessels ranging from 7 to over 200 metres.  Part of this portfolio are the Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) naval combatants and auxiliaries, embodied by the SIGMA and ENFORCER series.

PAL INDONESIA is a leading shipyard offering modern Combat Naval vessels from 40 m up to 105 m, Naval Support vessels up to 125 m as well as Commercial vessels up to 50,000 DWT. With her well-equipped facilities, attention to precision and determination to achieve the best, PT PAL has the status of one of the best-equipped shipyards and heavy industries in the world.

PAL Indonesia currently delivers Landing Platform Dock 125 M, and also Fast Patrol Boat of 57, 38, 28 and 14 meters, develops designs for 1,300 tons, 1,500 tons Guided Missile Escort and 600 tons Mine-Hunters.


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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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