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British Navy shortlists 2 firms


Two Korean shipbuilders have been listed among three finalists for the British Navy’s project to purchase logistics support vessels, the state procurement agency here said yesterday

Hyundai Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering have been joined by Fincantieri of Italy as the final candidates to export the naval ships to Britain, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration.

“The preferred bidder is scheduled to be selected around December or January next year,” a DAPA official said.

A logistics support ship carries ammunition, food and other materials necessary to help sustain naval battleships. Britain plans to acquire four 15,000-ton class logistics support vessels for $800 million.

Meanwhile, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard’s 37,000-ton bulk carrier HALKI was named as one of the Significant Ships of 2011 by The Naval Architect, a British journal that specializes in the international marine industry.


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