The Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) of the Netherlands has awarded a consortium led by Damen Shipyards Group a €375 million (US$404 million) contract to build a new supply ship for the Royal Netherlands Navy.
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) will serve as the main contractor for the construction of the future HNLMS Den Helder.
The vessel will have a length of 200 metres, a crew of 75, and space for 20 containers. It will also be equipped to assist in counter-narcotics and humanitarian aid missions.
The future Den Helder is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2024 while delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2025. The construction of the vessel will involve over a hundred different companies, majority of which are based in the Netherlands.
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