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Umoe Mandal to support Type 26 programme

27th July 2018 - 12:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Umoe Mandal has received a contract to supply three shipsets of composite mast and SCOT Sponsons structures for the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ships, the company announced on 19 July.

The ships are being designed and manufactured by BAE Systems. Integrated package of mast and SCOT Sponsons structures will be manufactured at Umoe Mandal’s facilities, with first shipset delivery scheduled for autumn 2019.

The Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme intends to develop a multi-mission warship for the Royal Navy, to support anti-submarine warfare, air defence, general purpose and humanitarian assistance operations. The first ship is schedule to enter service in the 2020s.

The Type 26 Global Combat Ship has a length of 149.9m with a displacement of 6,900t and maximum speed of over 26kt. The ship’s propulsion system comprises two electric motors, four high speed diesel generators and gas turbine direct drive. The vessel can accommodate 208 crew and 157 core complement.

Tom Harald Svennevig, CEO, Umoe Mandal, said: ‘This contract further strengthens Umoe Mandal’s long-standing partnership with BAE Systems, to whom we have delivered close to eighty gun cupolas since 1998.

‘We are honoured to have been once again selected as the preferred supplier of critical ship structures amongst a group of highly reputable international contractors that have contended to participate in this programme.’

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