Malaysia: Boustead Naval Wins USD 2.8 Billion Shipbuilding Deal

Boustead Naval Shipyard is going to build and deliver six naval vessels developed by French manufacturer DCNS in a shipbuilding contract estimated to be worth RM9 billion (USD 2.8 billion). Malaysian defence ministry awarded Boustead Naval Shipyard with the contract for six second generation Gowind OPV/corvettes.

These vessels ordered by Malaysia’s navy, according to DCNS, can stay at sea for three weeks and are designed to navigate coastal areas and island groups to fight piracy and patrol fisheries.

Boustead Naval Shipyard and DCNS in 2009 formed a joint venture for the maintenance of two diesel-propelled Scorpene submarines used by the Malaysian navy.

Fit for purpose

GOWIND® Combat is a multimission corvette with all the necessary assets to counter air, surface and submarine threats, through the latest generation SETIS® DCNS combat system. A wide range of equipment can be integrated into SETIS® which can be accommodate new and upgraded items throughout the ship’s service life.

Delivery of the first vessel is scheduled for 2017.

Vessel characteristics:

Displacement – 2400 t class

Dimensions – 100 m x 15.2 m x 3.6 m

Speed – 28 knots

Range at transit speed – 5000 nautical miles at 15 knots

Sensors and effectors (typical configuration) – 3D search radar, EOS, EW suite, sonar suite, 12 surface-to-air missiles in VLS, 8 surface-to-surface missiles, 1 medium range gun, torpedo launching system

Accommodation (crew + passengers) – 90 (70 + 20)

DCNS designs, builds and supports submarines and surface combatants as well as associated systems and infrastructures. The Group proposes services for naval shipyards and bases. It also develops solutions in civil nuclear engineering and marine renewable energy.

Boustead Naval Shipyard covers an area of 46 hectares and was originally known as the Royal Malaysia Navy Dockyard. The dockyard became fully operational in 1984. In 2005, the Company was taken over by Boustead Holdings, a diversified Malaysian business conglomerate belonging to the Armed Forces Provident Fund, and the Company’s name was changed in August of the same year to Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn. Bhd. In the field of new construction, Boustead Naval Shipyard is capable of building various types of naval and commercial vessels such as patrol vessels, fast troop carriers, anchor handling tug, offshore supply vessels, luxury yacht hotel and vehicular ferries.

Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, December 21, 2011; Image: dcnsgroup

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