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Lloyd’s register to certify Chinese-built LPD for Royal Thai Navy corvette and for Algerian Naval Force


Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding selects Lloyd's Register for two naval projects. The UK-based UK-based maritime classification society will provide assurance and certification services for vessels being built in China for the Algerian Naval Force and the Royal Thai Navy.
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Lloyds Register to certify Chinese Built Corvette For Algerian Naval Force And LPD For Royal Thai Navy 925 002 The 210-metre Landing Platform Dock could be based on the PLAN Type 071 LPD. (Picture source: China.mil)


Lloyd's Register (LR) has been selected to provide assurance and certification services to Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group (HZ) for two significant naval projects with the Algerian Naval Force and the Royal Thai Navy.

The Royal Thai Navy project, a 210-metre Landing Platform Dock (LPD) ship, can carry up to 800 marines and 20 amphibious vehicles and has a well-deck that can deploy up to four Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicles - or hovercrafts - of approximately 150 tonnes each. The ship is also fitted with two large hangars that can carry up to four helicopters and a flight deck that can operate two helicopters. The expected delivery date of the LPD ship is 2023.


Lloyds Register to certify Chinese Built Corvette For Algerian Naval Force And LPD For Royal Thai Navy 925 001The 96 meters corvette for Algeria could be based on the design of NNS Centenary (F91) of the Nigerian Navy or HTMS Narathiwat of the Royal Thai Navy. (Picture source: Indian Navy)


The second project, consisting of a 96-metre Corvette will be designed and constructed to LR's Naval Ship Rules. The Corvette is designed for operations including patrol, escort and protection of maritime interests within the nation's Exclusive Economic Zone. The Corvette incorporates a helipad and a crew of 78 people, has a range of 3,500 nautical miles and is capable of top speeds in excess of 27 knots. It is scheduled for delivery in 2022.

In addition to its more traditional role in military amphibious operations, the Royal Thai Navy will also use the LPD ship for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions. The ship is an export variant of LPDs currently in service with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, which are also being built at HZ. LR will provide design and construction certification services to HZ in accordance with LR's Naval Ship Rules.