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Monday, September 25, 2017

Germany Awards $2.4 Bln Naval Shipbuilding Contract

The German defence procurement agency said on Tuesday it has awarded a contract valued at nearly 2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) to a consortium of shipbuilders led by Lurrsen Werft for five new corvettes to be delivered from 2022 to 2025. The agency said the contract would give the German navy additional proven warships to keep up with its increased responsibilities within the NATO alliance. The consortium also includes Thyssenkrupp and German Naval Yards, which had undertaken legal action to be added to the group. In July Germany's competition regulator, the federal cartel office, said it would not block moves by Lurssen and Thyssenkrupp to expand the consortium after finding no evidence of antitrust concerns.

GE to Provide MTU with LM2500 Gas Turbine

An artist rendering of the F125 frigate

GE Marine reports that it will provide MTU Friedrichshafen, Friedrichshafen, Germany, with one LM2500 gas turbine for the German Navy’s fourth Baden-Württemberg-class (F125) frigate. For each new F125 frigate, MTU will provide the German Navy with one LM2500 gas turbine, two electric motors and four diesel generator-sets in combined diesel-electric and gas turbine propulsion arrangement. The keel for the first F125 frigate was laid in November 2011 at the Blohm +Voss shipyard in Hamburg.

German Navy's Third F125 Frigate Christened

Photo: ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems

The German Navy's third F125-class frigate Sachsen-Anhalt was christened in March during a ceremony held at ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems shipyard in Hamburg. Dr. Gabriele Haseloff, wife of the premier of the state of Saxony-Anhalt after which the frigate has been named, performed the christening ceremony in the presence of representatives from government, the German Navy and the companies involved. The F125-class frigate propulsion module consists of one LM2500 gas turbine, two…

CAE's Marine Division Signs $19M in Deals

CAE signed new contracts to provide integrated bridge systems (IBSs) for the United Arab Emirates' Baynunah-class corvettes, and a land-based test facility for the German navy's F-124-class frigates. CAE also signed a contract amendment for the Indian navy's landing ship program and finalized the contract for the German navy's K130 corvette program. In total, the new agreements and contract amendment are worth about C$19 million, with an option of C$4 million for two additional Baynunah corvette IBSs. The new contract with the German navy calls for CAE to provide an F-124 land-based test facility to support CAE's integrated machinery control system (IMCS) already aboard the navy's new F-124 class frigates.

German Navy Frigates Get New Firefighting Tech

Photo: Noske-Kaeser

On April 16, 2015, the second of four ordered Type F125 frigates for the German Navy was christened by the name of Nordrhein-Westfalen in Hamburg. Hamburg-based Noske-Kaeser, technology producer in the fields of firefighting, CBRN defense, climate, refrigeration and air conditioning systems, has further developed its fire extinguishing technology for the new frigate class F125 that was now installed on the first German Navy ship. “We provide turnkey solutions for firefighting systems for nearly every area of the four 125 class frigates…

GE Propulsion Onboard German Navy’s New Frigate

Photo: GE

The German Navy’s fourth and final new F125 frigate Rheinland-Pfalz was christened during a ceremony held at the ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems shipyard in Hamburg on May 24. This surface combatant uses a GE LM2500 gas turbine-based propulsion system. According to a ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems press release, company CEO Dr. Rolf Wirtz noted, "With state-of-the-art technology and a multiple-crew strategy, the F125 sets new standards in naval shipbuilding. It is designed to meet the requirements of our Navy in current and future missions…

German Ship Released by Pirates

Having been held hostage for four months, Hansa Stavanger is now underway to a safe port accompanied by two EU NAVFOR frigates of the German Navy operating in the area in support of the EU-lead Anti Piracy Operation Atalanta. Shortly after being released by the pirates, a German Navy security team went onboard Hansa Stavanger and provided medical aid and logistical support. The German owned container vessel Hansa Stavanger has been held hostage by Somali pirates since April 4th this year. Following a successful handover of ransom on August 3rd, Hansa Stavanger was released a few hours later.

Atlas World is Inaugurated

In the newly opened Atlas World, Atlas Managing Director Kai Horten presents the wide-ranging products and capabilities of Atlas Elektonik to the Director of Naval Armaments and Logistics, Captain Werner Lüders, Rear Admiral Karl-Wilhelm Ohlms and Bremen’s Senator for Economic Affairs and Ports, Ralf Nagel (left to right).

Atlas Elektronik last month opened its new presentation, simulation and integration center dubbed “Atlas World.” The Managing Directors of Atlas, Dieter Rottsieper and Kai Horten, officially opened the new facility together with Ralf Nagel, Bremen’s Senator for Economic Affairs and Ports, and Captain Werner Lüders, Director of Naval Armaments and Logistics for the German Navy. The new center is designed to showcase and demonstrate the company’s products and systems from the world of naval technology.

Transas Navi-Sailor 3000 on German Navy Vessels

Transas Europe GmbH, the European representative of Transas Group, is part of the team that will supply a new suite of navigational systems to the entire German Navy fleet. The contract to equip all the German Navy ships was awarded to a group of companies led by ET Marinesysteme GmbH as prime contractor, an equally shared joint venture between EADS and Thales. The final contract was raised by the Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) and signed in September 2005 for the system supply to start later this year and to be completed in 2009. The navigational suite for almost 100 ships will consist of Transas Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS, (U)AIS-Transponders of Saab Transpondertech AB and navigational ARPA Radars, supplied by Sperry Marine BV.

GE and MTU Extend Marine System Supplier Agreement

The LM2500 gas turbine (Photo: GE).

Evendale, Ohio -- GE Marine reported that it will provide MTU Friedrichshafen with one LM2500 gas turbine for the German Navy’s third Baden-Württemberg-class (F125) frigate. “We are pleased to also announce that GE recently extended its Marine System Supplier agreement with MTU, a long-standing relationship which has been in place between the two companies since the early 1970s,” said Brien Bolsinger, GE Marine general manager. Under the MSS agreement, MTU buys GE Marine LM gas turbines and installs them into MTU packages for integration into complete propulsion systems.

GE Gas Turbine Powers German Navy Frigate

Image: GE

GE Marine reports that the German Navy’s Baden-Württemberg(F125-class) frigatewas christened in December 2013, powered by a GE LM2500 gas turbine-based propulsion system. The christening ceremony was held at ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems in Hamburg, Germany. According Dr. MTU Friedrichshafen, a GE Marine System Supplier, provided the ship’s propulsion module, which includes one LM2500 gas turbine, two electric motors and four diesel generator-sets in a combined diesel-electric and gas turbine (CODLAG) propulsion arrangement.

Imtech to Provide Air Conditioning and Ventilation on EGV Bonn

Provision cooling unit (Photo: Imtech)

Imtech Marine (division Schiffbau-/Dockbauttechnik) has provided the German Navy vessel Einsatzgruppenversorger (EGV) Bonn with engineering, material delivery, installation and commissioning of the innovative HVAC-system, the hot and chilled water plant, the refrigerating plant for provision- and waste-cooling as well as the chilled water units. The EGV has been ordered by the German Federal Ministry of Defence in December 2008 and has been delivered to The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) on June 26, 2013.

This Day in Naval History - April 10

From the Navy News Sevice 1941 - USS Niblack (DD 424), while rescuing survivors of a torpedoed ship, depth-charged a German submarine; the first action of WW II between and German navies. 1963 - During diving tests, USS Thresher (SSN 593) lost with all hands (112 crew and 12 civilians) east of , 1966 - River Patrol Boats of River Patrol Force commenced operations on inland waters of .

Eye on the Navy

Nov. 5, 2009, the German navy frigate Hessen (F221) pulls alongside the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) for a refueling at sea. This is the first time Dwight D. Eisenhower has provided fuel for a German ship. Dwight D. Eisenhower is conducting a three-week Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for its upcoming 2010 deployment. COMPTUEX is a training exercise along the East Coast from Va. to Fla. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released)

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 10

USS Thresher (Naval Historical Center photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History - April 10 1941 - USS Niblack, while rescuing survivors of torpedoed ship, depth charged German submarine; first action of WW II between U.S. and German navies 1963 - During diving tests, USS Thresher lost with all hands (112 crew and 17 civilians) east of Cape Cod, Mass. 1966 - River Patrol Boats of River Patrol Force commenced operations on inland waters of South Vietnam For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

Raytheon Nav Systems for German Navy

Photo courtesy Raytheon AnschĂĽtz

Raytheon Anschütz has been awarded the contract for the complete Integrated Navigation System for the third Mission Supply Vessel (MSV) Class 702 for the German Navy. The third Mission Supply Vessel (2nd Batch) will be built by the consortium ARGE, who have appointed Raytheon Anschütz as the subcontractor for the navigation systems. The K130 Corvette Project allowed Raytheon Anschütz to install an integrated bridge of the newest generation on board a German Navy vessel for the first time.

ThyssenKrupp, German Naval Yards in New Warship Bid

File Image: A recently launched German warship / courtesy ThyssenKrupp

Luerssen, ThyssenKrupp and German Naval Yards have agreed to bid jointly for a German navy warship contract after competition authorities struck down an earlier bid, an industry source said. The contract had originally been worth 1.5 billion euros($1.68 billion) but it is unclear how much the government will ultimately pay. The contract for five corvettes, which had been due to be awarded without tender to a consortium of ThyssenKrupp and Luerssen, was struck down by the German cartel office after German Naval Yards complained.

German Navy Helps Deliver Somali Migrant's Baby After Rescue

German navy staff helped deliver a Somali migrant's baby hours after the mother was rescued from the Mediterranean sea, the German armed forces said on Tuesday. Rahma, 33, from Mogadishu, gave birth to a baby girl, Sophia, on board the German rescue boat 'Schleswig Holstein' as it headed for the Italian coast. She was travelling alone at the end of a five-month journey, the Bundeswehr said. Officers said Sophia, who weighed 3 kg (about 7 pounds) at birth, was doing well. She is thought to be the first baby ever born on a German naval vessel. Her mother was one of 4,000 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean over the weekend. She was picked up first by the British navy before being transferred to the German vessel and taken to a hospital for checks after the ship docked in Taranto…

Raytheon, Defense Technology Work Group

On March 5th the working group for “Defense Technology” held its sixtieth conference at the premises of Raytheon Anschütz. The working group is an organization of companies from German federal state Schleswig-Holstein, who are engaged in the defense business. The stated aim of the working group is to point out on the technological, economical and security-political relevance of defense technology. In order to share information, the working group gets together regularly. Based on its reputation as manufacturer of navigation systems for world-wide navies…

GE Supplies MTU with LM2500 Gas Turbine

Photo courtesy GE Marine

GE Marine reported that it will supply MTU, Friedrichshafen, Germany, with one LM2500 gas turbine to power the German Navy’s F125 frigate. MTU is a GE Marine System Supplier. The Baden-Wurttemberg class frigate will use a combined diesel electric and gas turbine (CODLAG) system featuring one LM2500 gas turbine and four MTU 20V 4000 M53B diesel engines and generators. The generators will produce a total of 12,060 kilowatts/16,400 horsepower for the ship’s on-board power supply system, and/or provide diesel-electric propulsion power for cruising speeds of up to 20 knots.

Hydroid to Supply German Navy With AUV's

REMUS 100 AUV: Photo credit Hydroid

The German Navy contract Hydroid, Inc. – a Kongsberg Company – to supply 6 REMUS 100 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV). After extensive trials by the German Bundeswehr Technical Center for Ships and Naval Weapons (WTD 71) in Eckernfoerde, the Federal Office of Defence Technology & Procurement (BWB) in Koblenz has placed the contract  to enhance the capabilities of the German Navy's mine divers. Delivery of the REMUS 100 systems and operational training of military personnel will occur during the next 12 months.

Purchase Offers for Peene Shipyard Expected

New agreement reached with Berthold Brinkmann, the insolvency administrator of P+S WERFTEN, German Shipbuilders. The new agreement means hat both coast guard ships ordered from the Peene shipyard can now be completed, and delivery is planned for February and April 2013. In addition, orders taken by the Peene shipyard to convert and maintain naval ships will go ahead as planned. For example, on 1 November the German navy tender “Main” has left the shipyard after a nine-month refitting period for its transfer voyage to Kiel. Furthermore, the administrator has taken on the construction agreement for components of the frigate 125. Construction for the German navy will take place as part of ARGE F125. Thanks to these orders, employment at the Peene shipyard has been secured up to May 2013.

Netherlands Navy Chooses Thordon

Caption: Composite image of patrol vessel for Royal Netherlands navy to be equipped with Thordon seawater lubricated COMPAC propeller shaft bearings. Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen, Netherlands will fit Thordon seawater lubricated Compac propeller shaft bearings to four Patrol Vessels that will be built for the Royal Netherlands Navy. With a 30 year history of supplying seawater lubricated bearings to many of the world’s navies, the Thordon Compac bearing system offers operational and wear performance…

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