Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding lays keel for first SIGMA 10514 PKR (Perusak Kawal Rudal) Frigate
In accordance with the agreed planning in the contract for the construction of a Damen SIGMA Frigate for the Indonesian Navy, the keellaying ceremony has taken place on 16 April 2014 at the PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard in Surabaya, Indonesia. The construction of the 4 modules that are going to be built at PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard Surabaya and the two modules that are being built in Vlissingen, are proceeding according to schedule.
The construction and testing of the modules simultaneously at two different locations signifies the unique Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding modular building strategy that is unparalleled in the naval shipbuilding industry. All modules will be assembled at the PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard under main contractorship of Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding followed by Harbour Acceptance Tests and Sea Acceptance Trials.
Furthermore, the progress for the second SIGMA 10514 PKR frigate, for which the contract was signed 14 February 2013, proceeds as scheduled and construction is foreseen to start in approximately 3 months.
Expanding Indonesian Navy
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 ship may be used for humanitarian support tasks.
The main characteristics of the SIGMA PKR 10514 Frigate are:
Length: 105 mtr
Width: 14 mtrs
Displacement: approx. 2400 tons
Propulsion: Combined Diesel and Electric(CODOE)
Crew: 100 + 20 spare accommodation
• Extensive Air, Surface and Sub-Surface Surveillance capabilities.
• Guided missile Systems and gun systems for Anti-Air Warfare and Anti-Surface Warfare
• Torpedo systems for Anti-Submarine Warfare
• Active and Passive Electronic Warfare Systems
• Tacticos Combat Management System
• Also, the SIGMA PKR 10514 Frigate will be able to carry an organic helicopter.
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding
The Damen Shipyards Group offers a complete range of naval and patrol vessels ranging from 7 to over 200 meters.
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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