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Maand: september 2017

Scanning the Dutch navy

Keeping its vessels in top condition is a critical aspect of a naval force’s readiness, but to do so each part, little or big, needs full attention. Claire Apthorp looks at a project to scan the entire Dutch Navy in 3D.

The Royal Netherlands Navy contracts work for the maintenance of its vessels and submarines to Dutch organisation Marinebedrijf Koninklijke Marine. In addition to maintaining the vessels, Marinebedrijf Koninklijke Marine is responsible for creating new parts for the ships to replace damaged parts, and carrying out modifications to on-board components when required, from everything to the hull to weapons systems and engines.

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VIDEO: Spectaculaire proeven met Volvo Ocean 65 bij MARIN

Vandaag voert MARIN spectaculaire proeven uit met het model van de Volvo Ocean 65. Schipper Simeon Tienpont en zijn team zijn hierbij aanwezig.

Tijdens MARIN’s onderzoek naar de emissieloze schepen van de toekomst kregen zij de kans om te rekenen, testen en meten aan de Volvo Ocean 65. Zo wordt er een link gelegd tussen de topsport in de zware Volvo Ocean Race en innovatief duurzaam vervoer over het water. Als onderdeel van dit onderzoek heeft MARIN een model van de VO65 gebouwd en zijn spectaculaire proeven in golven uitgevoerd. De onderzoeksresultaten helpen Simeon en zijn team het maximale uit hun eenheidsklasse wedstrijdjacht te halen.

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Engeland: ”Ambitious future for Naval Shipbuilding in the UK”

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has unveiled an ambitious new National Shipbuilding Strategy which meets the challenge set by Sir John Parker last November and sets out plans for the first batch of Type 31e frigates.

Sir John Parker’s independent report into British naval shipbuilding proposed far-reaching recommendations to transform the UK maritime industry and boost the prosperity of regions, shipyards and maritime supply chains across the country.

Today’s Strategy sees the Government accept Sir John’s recommendations and step up to what he called a prospective ‘renaissance’ in British shipbuilding. Building on the Government’s industrial strategy, it outlines an ambition to transform the procurement of naval ships, make the UK’s maritime industry more competitive, grow the Royal Navy fleet by the 2030s, export British ships overseas, and boost innovation, skills, jobs, and productivity across the UK.

It announces the government’s plan to procure new Type 31e General Purpose Frigates. A price cap has been set of no more than £250M each for the first batch of five frigates. In line with standing UK policy on warships they will be built in the UK. They could be built in a way which could see them shared between yards and assembled at a central hub. The first ships are set to be in service by 2023. Shipyards will be encouraged to work with global partners to ensure the vessel is competitive on the export market.

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