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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Netherlands Navy News

Schelde Awarded Contract for Patrol Vessels

The Netherlands' Defence Materiel Organization (DMO) and Schelde Naval Shipbuilding signed a contract for the supply of four Patrol Vessels. The contract has a value of 240 million euros. The four Patrol Vessels will be built for the Royal Netherlands Navy, and are to be delivered in a time-frame between November 2010 and November 2012. The Patrol Vessels fulfil the operational requirements of the Royal Netherlands Navy for a robust platform with a limited weapon outfit, specifically…

Imtech’s $37.6M in Contracts for Naval Ships

Imtech has received new orders for new and existing ships from the Royal Netherlands and Belgian navies worth over $37.6m. Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (Vlissingen, the Netherlands), builder of the new logistic support ship Karel Doorman of the Royal Netherlands Navy, granted Imtech the contract for the design, production, delivery and implementation of various technological solutions on board this Joint Support Ship (JSS). Imtech also obtained orders for a technological upgrade of the Royal Netherlands Navy's supply vessel 'Hr. Ms. Amsterdam' dating from 1995 and a technological upgrade of two M-class frigates owned by the Belgian Navy. The new logistic support ship Karel Doorman, also called a Joint Support Ship (JSS), will replace the supply ship Hr. Ms.

Navy Evacuation Exercise Performed in the Netherlands

Photo courtesy of MINDEF

On Wednesday, May 21 at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) Yard in Vlissingen Oost, the Netherlands, an evacuation test deployment of a Liferaft Systems Australia (LSA) 20m MES and 100-person capacity self-righting liferaft was conducted from the new Royal Netherlands Navy Joint Support Ship, HLNMS Karel Doorman. The deployment exercise involved the evacuation of 100 Royal Netherlands Navy personnel. The simulated evacuation training exercise was timed and the full 100 person complement was evacuated in less than 5 minutes.

Vessel Capsizes; 7 Rescued, 3 Bodies Found

A capsized vessel is lifted onboard the Royal Netherlands Navy Zeeland 75 miles northeast of West Palm Beach, Fla., Feb. 6, 2014. The crew aboard the Zeeland discovered and rescued seven people and recovered three bodies. (USCG photo)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) search-and-rescue crews aboard Coast Guard Cutter Etheridge and an HC-130 aircrew are searching for two people 75 miles northeast of West Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Seventh District command center received a report from the Royal Netherlands Navy Zeeland at noon of a capsized 24-foot center console vessel with seven suspected migrants atop of the hull. The Coast Guard Cutter Etheridge and an HC-130 were diverted to the scene.

USCG Confirms 4 Dead; Search Continues off Fla.

A capsized vessel is lifted onboard the Royal Netherlands Navy Zeeland 75 miles northeast of West Palm Beach, Fla., Feb. 6, 2014. The crew aboard the Zeeland discovered and rescued seven people and recovered three bodies. (USCG photo)

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said a fourth person has been confirmed dead following a capsizing 75 miles northeast of West Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Seventh District command center received a report Thursday from the Royal Netherlands Navy Zeeland of a capsized 24-foot center console vessel with seven suspected migrants atop of the hull. The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge and an HC-130, from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., were diverted to the scene.

Netherlands Navy Chooses Thordon

Caption: Composite image of patrol vessel for Royal Netherlands navy to be equipped with Thordon seawater lubricated COMPAC propeller shaft bearings. Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen, Netherlands will fit Thordon seawater lubricated Compac propeller shaft bearings to four Patrol Vessels that will be built for the Royal Netherlands Navy. With a 30 year history of supplying seawater lubricated bearings to many of the world’s navies, the Thordon Compac bearing system offers operational and wear performance…

Damen Tugs Delivered to Dutch Navy

Handover ASD Tugs 2810 Hybrid Photo Damen

In an official handover ceremony at the Den Helder Naval Base, the Royal Netherlands Navy took formal delivery of three Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid tugs. In addition to providing an increase in ship handling capacity, the new vessels are also installed with hybrid propulsion systems. This will contribute to Dutch Ministry of Defence ambitions regarding sustainable operations of the Navy. The acquisition of the three Damen tugs is part of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s ongoing fleet renewal programme.

Radio Holland Commissions First Fleet Broadband

In December 2007 Radio Holland installed and commissioned the first Fleet Broadband terminal on MOV Van Kinsbergen. Radio Holland Netherlands was contacted by Stratos to arrange the installation of a Thrane & Thrane SAILOR-500 Fleet Broadband terminal on board this vessel of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The installation is part of a field test into the new maritime broadband service. The Royal Netherlands Navy was selected by the Inmarsat distribution partner Stratos as one of the first customers in a worldwide test of the new maritime broadband service.

SeeByte Announces Sale to the Royal Netherlands Navy

SeeByte, the global leader in creating smart software technology for unmanned systems, has announced that it will provide the Royal Netherlands Navy with twenty new licences of SeeTrack Military. This significant purchase has come after the Royal Netherlands Navy’s successful use of SeeTrack Military over the past six years. The licences will be deployed to the Diving and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group in Den Helder, the BE/NL Minewarfare school Eguermin in Ostend, Belgium and to researchers at the Netherland’s TNO.

Eleven Pirates Convicted in the Seychelles

Transfer of pirates to Seychelles authorities in May 2012

On October 2, 2013, eleven pirates were convicted in the Seychelles Supreme Court of committing acts of piracy and operating a pirate vessel from May 7-11, 2012. Their sentences ranged from 18 months to 16 years. The pirates had been apprehended by the Royal Netherlands Navy frigate, HNLMS Van Amstel, on May 11, 2012, after the warship’s Lynx helicopter sighted a suspicious fishing dhow towing two skiffs, 400 nautical miles off the Somali coast. When the warship’s boarding team approached the dhow…

Rolls-Royce Supplies Netherlands Navy

Rolls-Royce announced an order to supply Bergen diesel engines for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Joint Support Ship (JSS). The contract for the engineering, building and delivery of the vessel was signed late last year, by the Royal Netherlands Navy and Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in Vlissingen, Netherlands. The vessel will be equipped with four Bergen B32:40V12A generator sets and one B32:40L6A, which will provide diesel electrical power and propulsion. Construction of the 672.5 ft ship will largely take place at Damen shipyard at Galati, Romania under the supervision of DSNS. Engineering, commissioning and testing will then take place in Vlissingen, and the ship is due to be delivered to the Royal Netherlands Navy in July 2014.

Innovative Solutions to Global Trends at INEC 2014

John Newell (Photo courtesy INEC)

The newly launched program for the 12th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition – INEC 2014, being held at the Marine Establishment Amsterdam in the Netherlands (May 20-22, 2014) features an incomparable line-up drawn from over a dozen countries speaking to the theme ‘Innovative solutions to global trends’. The program includes keynote addresses by Vice Admirals of both the Royal Netherlands Navy and the Royal Navy, and, thanks to the support of the Royal Netherlands Navy, a networking and industrial visit program with the innovative HNLMS Tromp at its heart.

Dutch Navy Contracts Imtech for Submarine Upkeep

'Commodore Hans Lodder and Sytze Voulon of Imtech Marine Netherlands are cutting the cable in de commandcenter of Zr.MS. Zeeleeuw. From left Henk Jan Vink (TNO Director defence research), Commander Jouke Spoelstra, Sytze Voulon (Managing Director Imtech Marine Netherlands), Captain Marc lsensohn, Commodore Hans Lodder and Commander Danny van den Bosch. Photo: Ministry of Defence.’

Imtech Marine signed a contract to be involved in the execution of the capability upkeep program Walrus-class submarines (IP-W) of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The Dutch Defense Materiel Organization granted Imtech Marine Netherlands the assignment to carry out the mechanical, engineering and electrical upgrade works on board the submarines. The assignment will be carried out at the Naval base in Den Helder and will run from 2013 until 2020. IP-W includes a large number of modifications, such as disassembly, assembly and installation of a variety of equipment and systems.

Dutch Shipyard Alewijnse Carefully Race to Wire Warship

Karel Doorman: Photo credit Alewijnse

Following the arrival of the Royal Netherlands Navy Joint Support Ship 'Karel Doorman' at Vlissingen, Alewijnse Marine Systems say they are now on the second stage of a four year project to install the electrical systems on this exceptionally sophisticated vessel. The contract was awarded by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding at the end of 2010 and is for the installation of the ship-wide electrical systems including those for command and control, environmental systems and power distribution and monitoring systems.

Marine Task Force Conclude West Africa Engagements

An International Marine Task Force comprised of U.S., U.K., Dutch and Spanish Marine units disembarked from the Royal Netherlands Navy landing platform dock HNLMS Rotterdam (L800) after concluding a comprehensive set of security-enhancing activities as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS), Nov. 10. Over the course of three months, Rotterdam conducted five capability-enhancing engagements in support of the APS program in Senegal, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria and Cameroon. Rotterdam Sailors, Dutch mobile training teams and the International Marine Task Force worked with more than 1,087 maritime professionals in skills ranging from amphibious training, port security, and martial arts to fishery conferences, coxswain training and maritime law.

Ocean Safety Secures Contract with Royal Netherlands Navy

Jonbuoy man overboard recovery system

The UK’s largest independent safety supplier, Ocean Safety, has concluded a contract to supply its Jonbuoy man overboard recovery systems to the Royal Netherlands Navy. The Jonbuoy, an automatically inflating recovery device which is designed to make simple work of hoisting a person back on board a ship or yacht, is directly manufactured by Ocean Safety. The contract was negotiated in conjunction with Ocean Safety’s Netherlands distributor Datema. Each naval vessel, including auxiliary support vessels…

Lost Fishing Vessel Wreck Located

The missing Belgian fishing vessel, which lost communications in the channel Wednesday, January 28, was located today by a survey vessel, the U.K. Coastguard and Maritime Agency (MCA) reported.   The Dutch authorities have sent to the fishing vessel wreck location a Royal Netherlands Navy warship, HNLMS  Luymes, expected to arrive on scene tomorrow morning.   On board the warship is a diving team and a Dutch police officer, which is standard procedure for missing people, MCA said. Also on board are two officers from the Belgian shipping inspection, which is in charge of the investigation.

ATLAS Wins Naval Service Contracts

The Services Department of Atlas Elektronik has reported that, in future, the company will provide support to 16 mine warfare systems of the type IMCMS (Integrated Mine Countermeasure System) for the Belgian Navy and the Royal Netherlands Navy. The corresponding agreement with ATLAS has been signed by Belgium’s Minister of Defense. With a term of fifteen years, the contract covers the entire life-cycle of the Belgian and Netherlands mine countermeasure vessels. These comprise ten units of the Netherlands ALKMAAR class and six of the Belgian FLOWER class. ATLAS is the system leader and responsible for integration of the IMCMS on the vessels.

Royal Netherlands Navy Selects Wavestream Bilge Filters

 The Dutch Navy Ship HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën (Photo by Specialist Seaman Apprentice Shonna Cunningham)

The Royal Netherlands Navy has adopted Wave International's Wavestream bilge filters for all relevant size craft to ensure compliance with bilge water discharge legal requirements, theUK-based company announced today. Technautic BV of Wormerveer, The Netherlands Wavestream distributor, is supplying the Navy with the Wavestream System 2. The Royal Navy spent several months of performing testing on the Wavestream systems before selecting it for adoption on its ships. Wavestream is a compact filter installed between the bilge pump and outlet.

Integral Systems Europe Serves Navies

Integral Systems Europe (ISE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integral Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ: ISYS) has been chosen to provide advanced network monitoring and management systems to the Norwegian Navy's fleet of NANSEN class frigates and Netherlands Navy NAVSAT class frigates. ISE entered into a three-year agreement with Thales and will provide the company's Compass Network Management solution for this contract as well as future yet to be disclosed projects. Compass is a product of Newpoint Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integral Systems. Earlier this year, Thales was selected by the Norwegian and Netherlands Defense Procurement Divisions to increase the effectiveness of satellite communications for five of their NANSEN class Frigates and four NAVSAT frigates.

SIGMA Warship Trials a Success

Sigma-class Frigate: Photo credit Damen

The 98 meters long SIGMA class frigate, the third frigate built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding for the Royal Moroccan Navy, left Vlissingen earlier for her sea acceptance trials (SAT) in the North Sea. During the SAT, an intensive program was carried out in which the platform as well as the sensor weapons and communications suite were extensively tested, to the satisfaction of the Royal Moroccan Navy. The tests were performed by representatives of the yard in close cooperation with representatives of the subcontractors, the Royal Moroccan Navy and the Royal Netherlands Navy.

Risk Intelligence Forms Advisory Board

The maritime security intelligence company Risk Intelligence is joined by six maritime industry leaders who will serve as the company’s board of advisors. The board is led by the former fleet commander of the Royal Navy, Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent. The board held its first meeting in London on 11 June 2013. “The six members bring a staggering amount of experience into the board, from navies, shipping companies, offshore, oil and gas, and classification societies,” said Hans Tino Hansen, CEO of Risk Intelligence. Risk Intelligence said it set up the advisory board to strengthen the strategic outlook and develop the company.

Imtech Wins Orders Worth $21M

Imtech N.V., technical service provider in Europe, has won orders worth $21 million to develop and build new technology for diesel-electric propulsion. The Imtech Marine & Offshore Division obtained the orders. transport ship for the Royal Netherlands Navy. rudder. fuel consumption compared with conventional screw propulsion. expensive to build. with this high-quality technology. technical infrastructure of this ship. Menas of Bahrain. security and inspection tasks. by F.T. Everard & Sons Ltd.

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