Navantia to build amphibious warfare ship for Turkish Navy

2 January 2014 (Last Updated January 2nd, 2014 18:30)

Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia, along with its Turkish partner SEDEF, will design and build an amphibious warfare ship and four landing craft for the Turkish Navy.

Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia, along with its Turkish partner SEDEF, will design and build an amphibious warfare ship and four landing craft for the Turkish Navy.

As part of the deal, Navantia will offer design, technology transfer, equipment and technical assistance for local construction of the ship by SEDEF.

Navantia will also provide different types of equipment and sub-systems such as engines, turbines and the integrated platform control system for the ship.

The company said that its LPD design was selected because it has already been built and tested by the Spanish Navy as the Juan Carlos I.

The contract is expected to provide the shipyards at Fene-Ferrol and San Fernando-Puerto Real with around 800,000 man-hours of work and 50,000-man-hours for its Navantia Systems subsidiary, as well as 28,000 man-hours for Fabrica de Motores engine factory.

"Its LPD design was selected because it has already been built and tested by the Spanish Navy."

Navantia has also constructed two other similar vessels, Canberra and Adelaide, for the Royal Australian Navy.

In addition, the company plans to introduce its F-100 frigate designs to the Turkish navy.

In February 2012, Navantia had commissioned the naval ship BAM Relámpago for the Spanish Navy.

BAM Relámpago is the third OPV of an initial series of four that Navantia is building for Spain.

The first two units, 'Meteoro' and 'Rayo', were commissioned in July and October 2011.

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