Navy contracts Damen for fifth Tenochtitlan-class Patrol Vessel
(Stan Patrol 4207)
In November 2013 the Mexican Navy (Secretaría de Marina) and
Damen Shipyards Group (the Netherlands) signed another contract for
a Damen Stan Patrol 4207. The Mexican Navy already operates two similar
Patrol Vessels and has currently two ships under construction in their
shipyard ‘Astillero de Marina Numero 1’ in Tampico, which
is situated on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
patrol vessel will be the fifth of its class.
is the fifth one of the Tenochtitlan-class and will be constructed by
the Mexican Navy, while Damen will supply a partial material package
and technical assistance. The steel for the hull and part of the piping
will be acquired by the Mexican Navy. Keel laying is expected to be
early 2014. The vessel will be named ‘Uxmal’, after an ancient
Mayan city on the Yucatan peninsula.
This project is another example of how Damen, through its ‘building
on site’ programme (i.e. Damen Technical Cooperation), enables
customers to build high quality vessels in their own yards, gaining
experience and being able to contribute to the development of the local
shipbuilding industry. This concept has proven to be successful over
thirty years in five continents in different market segments.
A fully equipped
Stan Patrol 4207 patrol vessel