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07 April 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 00:12 GMT+2

January 15, 2020

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Damen and Gentium will collaborate on the establishment of shipbuilding and repair in Bangladesh

The Dutch group together with Blohm Voss and French Thales will make at least four multirole frigates for the Navy German Military

The Dutch naval engineering group Damen Shipyards and its partner Australian Gentium Solutions have signed a memorandum of Understanding with the Bangladesh Ministry of Industry which is focused on development in the Southeast Asian nation of shipbuilding and repair activities with the aim build ships for Bangladesh and, in the future, build ships for export.

One of the first initiatives envisaged by the agreement is to building a new shipbuilding and repair yard that will work to the building and environmental standards international level, a plant that can produce and deliver ships that can compete on the global market.

The Memorandum of Understanding provides for Damen and Gentium to facilitate transfer of technologies and know-how to help staff Bangladesh to develop the skills needed to serve international maritime industry.

Meanwhile, the German government has selected the Damen Group, as contractor, along with Germany's Blohm-Voss and French Thales to supply at least four frigates MKS 180 to the German Navy. The ships will be built at the Hamburg shipyard of Blohm Voss and other "It's a good thing that we've had a good time," said Mr. Lerssen, the parent company of Blohm-Voss.

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