Landing Ships Contract
 
Advertise Here
Trending Topics:
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ship Equipment
Ship Maintenance
Unitor
Ship Systems
Bimco
Worldwide Metric
Portvision
Hydroscan
Freeman Marine
Neptune Group

MarineTalk
Home Page
About MarineTalk
Buyer's Guide
World InfoDesk
Discussion Forums
Advisory Board
FAQ
Advertising Information
Submit Company Listing
Edit Company Listing
Site Map
 
MarineTalk Site Search:
Featured Companies

Digital Ship
Digital Ship is a London-based media company specialising in commercial maritime information technology, publishing a print magazine and weekly e-mail newsletter, with a series of conferences around the world.
    United Kingdom

Balance Financial
At Balance, we realize your situation is unique. This doesn't mean your needs shouldn't be met. By allowing one of our bookkeepers to work with you, we can assure that the time you spend away from home can be less stressful for you and your family.
    USA Washington

Neptune Group Pte Ltd
Neptune Group provides a 60 foot charter yacht for intimate sundowner cruises and larger events within the marina. They are also exclusive agents for Bondway Motor Cruisers and Luxury Live-Aboards / Houseboats in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia
    Singapore

Hanseatic Marine Training School
A marine training school situated in Cyprus providing training facilities to the marine industry. Training at all levels excluding national licenses, the school specialises in pre-sea and rating training and "specialised short courses".
    Cyprus

Landing Ships Contract

      12/19/2000

The Ministry of Defence (UK) placed a £140 million contract for the design and construction of two of a new type of large amphibious landing ships with Swan Hunter (Tyneside), which is expected to create 1,000 shipyard jobs. The 16,160 tonne ships, known as Alternative Landing Ships Logistic (ALSL), will be operated by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and will be named RFA Lyme Bay and RFA Largs Bay.

They will be built at Swan’s Wallsend yard on the Tyne, with the first entering service in 2004. They will replace the ageing 6,000 tonne Landing Ships Logistic (LSL) RFA Sir Geraint and Sir Percivale, both of which are over 30 years old.

Minister for Defence Procurement, Baroness Symons said “The new ships will be more than twice as capable as their predecessors. They will be able to carry more than twice the number of vehicles, off-load them at sea much more quickly using a stern dock for their landing craft and have purpose-designed assault routes to allow rapid disembarkation of troops.” The new ships will be equipped with steerable electric-powered propulsors and, as a result, will not have traditional rudders. Both these changes are firsts for major MOD vessels. Contracts for two further ships of the class will be placed with BAE Systems Marine at Govan next year, subject to successful contract negotiations.


Ministry of Defence (UK)  


You may also like:
Trending Technology, World Shipping & Maritime News





Latest Marine News and Technology Articles | Maritime 2015 Buyer's Guide





MarineTalk

E-mail:  Contact Us

Copyright © 1998 - 2015 MarineTalk
Division of Link Internet Business Solutions
All rights reserved.

The reproduction, retrieval, copying or transmission of this Web site content,
in whole or in part, is not permitted without the express permission of
MarineTalk .