23 June 2023 – The Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) has signed an agreement with Danske Patruljeskibe K/S – a consortium founded by Terma, Odense Maritime Technology and PensionDanmark – on the scheme design for new naval vessels for the Danish Armed Forces.
With the agreement, DALO has chosen Danske Patruljeskibe K/S as full-line supplier and responsible for the development of modern, future-proofed naval vessels to the Danish Armed Forces through a groundbreaking new cooperation model that will ensure a strong security of supply to The Danish Armed Forces.
”The Government and a wide majority in the Danish Parliament have charted a visionary course for the procurement of Denmark’s new flexible vessels. A course founded on the long and proud tradition of Denmark as a shipbuilding nation. This project will involve a wide range of Danish companies and create a lot of Danish jobs securing that world class maritime skills in Denmark well into the future”, says Jes Munk Hansen, CEO of Terma.
The agreement includes a detailed design and construction strategy process ensuring that the new vessel type will meet the demands of The Danish Armed Forces while establishing the base for the purchase and production of the new naval vessels through a broad-based cooperation with all relevant industrial players. By these means, The Danish Armed Forces will get the right vessels and national security of supply critical to security, simultaneous with the creation of a multitude of Danish jobs.
”OMT has obtained very strong skills within modular vessel design from, among others, the involvement in a British led, international partnership on total supply of naval vessels to the UK. We will bring the experience and skills into play on the domestic front to consider Denmark’s specific needs for new naval vessels while ensuring that we utilize and develop the unique skills of the maritime industry,” says Kåre Groes Christiansen, CEO of Odense Maritime Technology.
As full-service supplier, Danske Patruljeskibe K/S assures that the new naval vessels will be designed and built to meet to needs of the Danish Armed Forces, including innovative technological solutions that can contribute to the green transition of The Danish Armed Forces. This will further improve unique industrial skills and can prove to be the beginning of an export adventure to the benefit of Danish business and jobs.
“As a pension fund for more than 800,000 employees, PensionDanmark wants to contribute to new, innovative partnerships that can solve important societal tasks. With this innovative agreement, we pool the consortium’s unique competencies in project and risk management, defense systems and ship design to develop flexible and future-proof naval vessels. There is great demand abroad for ships that are built in a full-service supplier model, and thereby be on our way to creating Blue Denmark’s next export success with Danish jobs as a significant side benefit,” says Torben Möger Pedersen, CEO of PensionDanmark.
“With today’s signature, we look forward to, in close cooperation with the Danish Armed Forces and subcontractors, developing the brand new naval vessels to patrol Denmark’s security and marine environment. The agreement will thus be the starting point for the building and consolidation of national critical competences, which in the long term will strengthen Denmark’s security of supply in the maritime area. We are proud to be able to contribute to that”, says Hans Schneider, CEO of Danske Patruljeskibe K/S.
Facts – Denmark’s new naval vessels for The Danish Armed Forces
- In June 2021, the signatory parties to the defence agreement decided to initiate a development project for a new type of naval vessel for the Danish Armed Forces, which must be able to secure Danish sovereignty at sea and solve marine environmental tasks.
- In April 2022, The Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) announced that it wishes to acquire the new vessels from Danske Patruljeskibe K/S in a full-service supplier model, including design, integration of systems, construction and maintenance for an initial period.
- In June 2023, an agreement has been reached between DALO and Danske Patruljeskibe K/S on a scheme design, forming the basis for the acquisition and production of the new naval vessels.
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