Home Navy shipbuilding budget New Damen LST 100 launched for the Nigerian Navy at Albwardy Damen

New Damen LST 100 launched for the Nigerian Navy at Albwardy Damen


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Posted on November 17, 2021 at 9:35 am by

The maritime executive

[By: Damen]

The new 100-meter LST 100 for the Nigerian Navy was launched in Albwardy Damen, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates a few months ago. When completed, the 100-meter roll-on-roll-off landing ship will have the capacity to accommodate a crew of 32 and 250 embarked Maritime Forces members.

The vessel also has deck space for vehicles, a helicopter / UAV deck and ample cargo space, which can be loaded via a rear ramp and bow ramp or at the using the 25 ton main crane.

These and other capabilities will enhance the ability of the Nigerian Navy to deploy military troops, materiel and vehicles in support of maritime security operations, as well as the provision of disaster relief and other materiel. crises. All in all, this will be an essential part of the power projection for improving Nigeria’s maritime security at all levels.

Damen’s selection for this project was based on their record of high quality shipbuilding as well as their ability to meet the difficult schedule. The trust placed in Damen was well justified given the timely launch ceremony despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Damen offers a wide range of standardized LST vessels from 40 meters to 120 meters, all fully customizable to meet the specific needs of each client.

The Nigerian Navy LST 100 is expected to be delivered in 2022.

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