The Turkish shipyard SEDEF has signed a contract with the SSM for the design and construction of one landing platform / dock (LPD) ship for the Turkish Navy.

The agreement was made during IDEF 2015, the Defence exhibiton in Istanbul.

Navantia participates in this contract as a technological partner. The firm will provide the design, transfer of technology, equipments and technical assistance to SEDEF for local construction.

The contract means the entrance of Navantia in the Turkish market, where it opened an office in 2013.

The design is based on the landing helicopter dock (LHD) ‘Juan Carlos I’ for the Spanish Navy. It is adapted to the Turkish Navy requirements, having the advantage of being a tested ship with excellent performance since commissioning.

Navantia will also supply several components and systems, as the engines and the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS).

The selection of the design was announced on 27 December 2013 and the commissioning of the ship is scheduled for 2021.

Navantia also has a contract for two similar ships in Australia, the ‘Canberra’, already commissioned, and the ‘Adelaide’, to be commissioned in the last quarter of 2015.