Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam has delivered the Royal Netherlands Navy’s De Zeven Provinciën-class guided missile frigate HNLMS Evertsen (F805) after the completion of maintenance works.

HNLMS Evertsen (F805) will become part of the UK Carrier Strike Group (CSG) from next month with Japan as its final destination.

Last month, the UK Government announced the participation of the Netherlands in the UK CSG’s maiden operational deployment.

F805 is the fourth air defence and command frigates (LCF) of the class that was commissioned in June 2005.

These advanced LCF frigates were built during the period of 1998 and 2005 by the Dutch maritime industry under Damen Naval leadership.

The Dutch Navy air defence frigate is equipped with weapons and sensors and will protect the CSG from hostile aircraft and missile threats during the deployment. In addition, air missions will be controlled from its operations room.

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The maintenance works saw engagement of various Dutch companies such as Braspenning Coatings, installation company FMJ NW, ARP Valve Repair, BUKO Algeco (Beverwijk) and RBC Safety.

Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam performed the propeller shafts’ maintenance under the supervision of Wärtsilä Nederlands, in partnership with Wagenborg Nedlift and PMR Hydraulics, among others.

The company also carried out several minor repairs and paintworks on the vessel.

HNLMS Evertsen is expected to undergo a major planned maintenance programme next year.