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Four Royal Dutch Navy frigates

Royal Dutch Navy appoints Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen to replace the generators to four Air-defence and Command Frigates

Date
November 2015
Ship name
‘HNLMS Ruyter’, ‘HNLMS Tromp’, ‘HNLMS Zeven Provincien’, ‘HNLMS Evertsen’
Ship type
Defence & Security
Yard
Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen
Tasks performed for this project
  • Maintenance
  • Refit

In 2013 Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen signed a contract with the Royal Dutch Navy for replacement of diesel generator engines and modification works on propeller shafts to four LCF vessels, ‘HNLMS de Ruyter’, ‘HNLMS Tromp’ ‘HNLMS Zeven Provincien’ and ‘HNLMS Evertsen’. The contract was combined with corrective and preventive maintenance during the same period in order to keep the docking duration of each vessel to a minimum.

All four of the highly advanced air defence and command frigates, which are worldwide very well-known and have important roles in various NATO operations, were built and commissioned at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in the period 2002-2005. During the docking period Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen worked closely with Damen Shipyards Den Helder, which is present on a permanent basis at the naval base in Den Helder, on the refit and maintenance programme. The first vessel entered the yard in 2013 and the last vessel ‘HNLMS De Ruyter’ left the yard in May 2015.

Replacement

The frigates visited Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen for the replacement of four new diesel generator engines together with work to the propeller shafts and steering gear. Three holes were cut in the hull side of the ship in order to remove the old generator sets and replace with the new sets.

Once removed the generators were overhauled and assembled with the new diesel generator engines.

Maintenance and modifications

Close cooperation

While each frigate was docked, maintenance and modification works were also carried out to the propeller shaft including the propeller itself and outboard valves.

This involved removing the steering gear and returning it to the manufacturers for a major overhaul before replacing it back on the frigate.

In addition Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen installed two SATCOM foundations onto the frigates, which were supplied by Damen Shipyards Den Helder in another contract.

Cooperation and communication with the client and two of our major subcontractors resulted in the work being completed within schedule and budget and the vessels delivered on time to continue their world-wide defence and security assignments.

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