Thursday, February 4, 2010

Navantia Cuts Steel for the Second LHD for the Australian Navy

On 2nd February Navantia has started the construction of the second of two LHDs for the Australian Navy that will be named “Adelaide”, by cutting the first steel. The cut of steel started at 12:00 in the facilities of Fene, where the workers got a 3.5 tonnes piece, belonging to deck number 6 of the ship.This milestone was first programmed for 23rd. March, but the Fene-Ferrol shipyard has managed to start it 7 weeks ahead of schedule.This contract was signed on 9th. October 2007 in Melbourne and includes the design and construction of 2 LHDs, as well as the engines and the integrated platform control system. Navantia and the Australian shipbuilder, BAE Systems Australia Defense, will take on the building work of both ships, with the tasks being shared approximately 80% - 20%, respectively...........Defense-Aerospace

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