The keel-laying ceremony for the Indonesian Navy’s first Damen SIGMA Frigate has taken place at the PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard in Surabaya, Indonesia.
Construction works on the 4 modules that are going to be built at PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard Surabaya and the two modules that are being built in Vlissingen, are proceeding according to schedule.
The construction and testing of the modules simultaneously at two different locations signifies the unique Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding modular building strategy that is unparalleled in the naval shipbuilding industry.
All modules will be assembled at the PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard under main contractorship of Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding followed by Harbour Acceptance Tests and Sea Acceptance Trials.
Furthermore, the progress for the second SIGMA 10514 PKR frigate, for which the contract was signed on 14 February 2013, proceeds as scheduled and construction is scheduled to start in approximately 3 months.
The acquisition of the SIGMA 10514 PKR Frigate is part of the further modernization and expansion of the Indonesian Navy, TNI-AL. The main missions and tasks of the SIGMA PKR 10514 will be in the domains of naval warfare as well as Maritime Security missions and tasks. Also, the ship may be used for humanitarian support tasks.
April 18, 2014