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Swedish Navy set to enhance fleet with advanced workboats

By Defence Industry Europe

The Swedish Navy is poised to receive two advanced workboats, following a contract signed between the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) and Astilleros Armon Vigo SA. This development is part of FMV's comprehensive initiative to modernize the Swedish Armed Forces' sea-mobile logistics through the introduction of three new platform types.

 

The contract highlights FMV’s commitment to strengthening the operational capabilities of the naval base battalions and the naval military bases, with the new workboats being a crucial element of this strategy. These vessels, scheduled for delivery in 2027 and 2028, will join the ranks of new harbor tugs and pushers, enhancing the Swedish Navy’s marine maintenance services and logistical support.

 

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The announcement comes on the heels of FMV’s successful procurement of four harbor tugs, set for delivery in the spring of 2024. This marks the second significant procurement effort undertaken by FMV, underscoring the ongoing enhancements to the Swedish Navy’s logistical and operational infrastructure.

 

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Susanne Nordman, the project manager overseeing both the harbor tug and workboat procurements, shared her optimism about leveraging her team’s experience for the upcoming project. “As project manager for the procurement of the harbor tugs, I will bring a lot of experience into the more complex procurement of the work vessels. Basically, we are the same project team, both from FMV and from the Swedish Armed Forces, although of course expanded to a larger group,” Nordman stated, highlighting the collaborative effort behind these projects.

 

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The new workboats are set to replace HMS Pelikanen and HMS Furusund, promising an enhanced capability for torpedo recovery, logistics, underwater operations, and added diving capacity. This upgrade is expected to significantly boost the Swedish Navy’s ability to support other units, ensuring a more robust and versatile maritime force.

 

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