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Monday, 24 October 2011 10:33
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World Navy Force News - Vietnam / Netherlands
 
 
 
Vietnam Negotiates Buying four Sigma Corvettes from the Netherlands
 
The Dutch Schelde shipyard in Vlissingen, Netherlands will build four Sigma corvettes for the Vietnamese Navy. The first two ships will be built in Vlissingen, and the last two will be built in Vietnam, under Dutch supervision.

Sigma class corvettes are built to sizes ranging from 50 to 150m in length and 9 to 15m width, addressing the whole spectrum from Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), via corvette to frigate size vessels meeting a wide range of customer demands. In fact, the class name Sigma stands for Ship Integrated Geometrical Modularity Approach. The lead ship of the SIGMA class was KRI Diponegoro, launched in 2004 for the Indonesian Navy.
     
The Dutch Schelde shipyard in Vlissingen, Netherlands will build four Sigma corvettes for the Vietnamese Navy. The first two ships will be built in Vlissingen, and the last two will be built in Vietnam, under Dutch supervision.
Indonesian Navy SIGMA class corvette, KRI Diponegoro, launched in 2004
(picture: Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding)

     
Indonesia was the first customer for the new design, ordering four 9113 class 91 meter corvettes. In 2010 Indonesia has ordered four larger vessels, the 105m’ Type 10514. The Moroccan Navy became the second customer for this class, ordering three frigate sized multi-mission vessels in two classes – SIGMA Type 9813 (98m’) and the 105m’ SIGMA 10145. The first Moroccan Sigma frigate, Tarik ben Ziyad was transferred to the Royal Moroccan Navy on 10 September 2011. With the conclusion of the Vietnam, Schelde will win its third international customer for this class.
From: http://nosint.blogspot.com/2011/10/vietnam-negotiate-buying-four-sigma.html
 
The Dutch Schelde shipyard in Vlissingen, Netherlands will build four Sigma corvettes for the Vietnamese Navy. The first two ships will be built in Vlissingen, and the last two will be built in Vietnam, under Dutch supervision.
 
------------------------- FLASH NEWS -------------------------
PIRIOU & DCNS have together won the contract for the supply of three multi-mission ocean-going vessels, with an option for a fourth, and the associated maintenance services. This contract, awarded by French defence procurement agency DGA, with PIRIOU as lead contractor, is part of the B2M multi-mission ship programme. It covers the design & construction of three multi-purpose ocean-going ships, 65 metres long and displacing around 1500 tons, to be delivered in 2015 & 2016. The ships are intended for operation overseas. PIRIOU and DCNS win together the B2M (bâtiments multimissions - multimission vessel) contract for the French Navy
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