Under the contract, Umoe Mandal will construct and deliver the mast structure, including sponsons, doors, hatches and internal outfitting, plus bulwarks and life raft platforms to each of the five frigates.
“Building on the execution of the contract for the first three composite masts for the first three Type 26 frigates; to secure this second contract for deliveries to five new vessels, is something we are immensely proud of as it is the best possible confirmation that we deliver in line with BAE Systems’ extremely high standards,” says Tom Harald Svennevig, CEO of Umoe Mandal.
Umoe Mandal will construct and assemble all equipment at the company’s yard in Mandal, South Norway. Once completed, the equipment will be shipped to Glasgow, UK, where the frigates are being built. Umoe Mandal will deliver the equipment throughout the 2020s.
“We are pleased to have further strengthened our relationship with Umoe Mandal through securing the supply of a further 5 shipsets of equipment to the Type 26 programme and look forward to working closely with them to identify and develop value adding opportunities over the course of the Type 26 programme,” says Scott Robertson, Type 26 Head of Supply Chain.