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RFT out for Sea 1180 OPVs

Postby MikeJames » 01 Dec 2016 10:34

RFT out for Sea 1180 OPVs

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A design based on the OPV 80 (here the Chilean Piloto Pardo) by Fassmer is one of three that will be considered. Credit: Fassmer

Project Sea 1180 (Offshore Patrol Vessels) Requests for Tender (RFTs) have been released to the three shortlisted designers.
Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne said the Request for Tender will see Damen, Fassmer and Luerssen team up with Australian shipbuilders, ensuring opportunities for local industry participation were maximised.

The Request for Tender will require each tenderer to develop an Australian Industry Capability Plan around a local build and the use of Asutralian steel, according to Minister Pyne.

“This includes how they will transition their existing supply chains to Australian supply chains and how they will integrate local suppliers in their global supply chains.

The Minister for Defence Marise Payne said the project is on track with construction starting in Adelaide in 2018 before moving to Western Australia in 2020.
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Re: RFT out for Sea 1180 OPVs

Postby MikeJames » 01 Dec 2016 10:36

The formal announcement

Local Industry the Focus for Offshore Patrol Vessel Project

(Source: Australian Department of Defence; issued Nov 30, 2016)

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The multi-billion-dollar Offshore Patrol Vessel project has reached a significant milestone with the release of the Request for Tender to the three shortlisted designers.

The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP said the Request for Tender will see Damen, Fassmer and Luerssen team up with Australian shipbuilders.

“We want to ensure the tenderers’ responses maximise Australian industry opportunities through a local build using Australian made steel,” said Minister Pyne.

“The Request for Tender will require each tenderer to develop an Australian Industry Capability Plan that maximises the opportunities for Australian industry participation.

“This includes how they will transition their existing supply chains to Australian supply chains and how they will integrate local suppliers in their global supply chains.

“The project is expected to create around 400 direct jobs and is part of the Government’s commitment to the continuous build of warships in Australia.”

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne said the project is on track with construction starting in Adelaide in 2018 before moving to Western Australia in 2020.

“The 12 new Offshore Patrol Vessels will enhance our border protection and patrol missions by providing greater reach and endurance than the existing Armidale class patrol boat fleet,” Minister Payne said.

“These Australian-built vessels will form an important part of the Government’s investment to strengthen our maritime surveillance systems.”

“Safeguarding Australia’s maritime approaches, offshore territories and borders is essential for Australia’s national security.”

Minister Pyne said this is part of the Government’s $89 billion investment in naval ships and submarines over the next 20 years which will see Australia develop a strong and sustainable naval shipbuilding industry.

“This critical investment will generate significant economic growth and sustain several thousand Australian jobs over decades.”

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Re: RFT out for Sea 1180 OPVs

Postby BsHvyCgn9 » 01 Dec 2016 21:35

That's a nice looking OPV !! What sought of crew numbers does one of them have Mike (as compared to our Armidales)??

It would make a nice model..... :boats: :boats:

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Re: RFT out for Sea 1180 OPVs

Postby MikeJames » 01 Dec 2016 21:51

Hi Bruce, that's one of the contenders, the Fassmer 80, in service with the Chilean and Columbian Navy's.

They are 80 metres long, displace 1800 tonnes, have a max speed of 22 knots and a range of 8,600 NM at 12 knots. Crew is a base of 30, rising up to 60 depending on aircraft operated and whether she is carrying a law enforcement / marine detachment. The Chileans operate her with a Dauphin helicopter, the Columbians with a Bo-105.

This is the Columbian version.
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Re: RFT out for Sea 1180 OPVs

Postby MikeJames » 14 Dec 2016 09:44

Interesting that the Fassmer 80 design can incorporate ice strengthening, which is a requirement for operations in the Great Southern Ocean.

ASMAR close to completing build on fourth Chilean OPV, prepares to build Antarctic support ship

Alex Pape, Valparaiso, Chile - IHS Jane's Navy International
05 December 2016

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ASMAR concluding build work on Chile's fourth OPV
Company preparing for potential build work on future Antarctic support ship
ASMAR shipyard is currently completing construction of a fourth offshore patrol vessel (OPV) for the Chilean Navy and is gearing up to build a 110 m Antarctic support ship, the company told IHS Jane's at the Exponaval show in Chile.

Work on the OPV Cabo Odger is now well under way, said ASMAR. Ordered in January 2015 and launched in August 2016, completion is expected around April 2017, the company added.

Following on from Piloto Pardo and Comandante Toro (the first pair of the Fassmer OPV 80 design ships), the third and fourth ships include features such as an ice-strengthened hull to support operations in the cold and ice conditions of Southern latitudes.

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