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Navantia replenishment ships for Australia

14th March 2016 - 08:24 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


Navantia has scooped a bid to build two off-the-shelf auxiliary oiler and replenishment (AOR) ships for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under Project Sea 1654 Phase 3.

Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne released the news on 10 March, saying Navantia is preferred tenderer. However, the Spanish shipbuilder remained cautious, telling Shephard it was ‘not in a position to give any information’.

The reason is that ‘the tender process is ongoing’. Indeed, Navantia will now move into an offer definition and improvement activity, as well as contract negotiations. Final confirmation in the form of second pass approval is unlikely to occur

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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