RTN Signs LPD Deal With ST Marine

Thank Mr. Gorgeous Guy who notice me about this. ^ ^

RTN inks the deal to buy LPD from Singapore. You can see the news release here.

ST Engineerings Marine Arm Secures S$200m Contract To Design And Build Landing Platform Dock

Singapore, 11 November 2008 – Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that its marine arm, Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), has secured a contract in a basket of currencies amounting to about S$200m, to design and build a 141m Landing Platform Dock (LPD), two 23m Landing Craft Mechanised (LCM) and two 13m Landing Craft Vehicle and Personnel (LCVP), for a navy in the Asia Pacific region.  Construction is scheduled to begin in mid 2009 and delivery is planned for in 2H 2012.

This contract is not expected to have any material impact on the consolidated net tangible assets per share and earnings per share of ST Engineering for the current financial year.

“ST Marine is very honoured to be selected amongst renowned international yards and is proud that its proprietary design is successful beyond our shores.” ~ CHANG Cheow Teck, President, ST Marine
ST Marine, the marine arm of ST Engineering, provides turnkey building, repair and conversion services for a wide spectrum of naval and commercial vessels.  In shipbuilding, it has the proven capabilities to provide turnkey solutions from concept definition to detailed design, construction, on-board system installation and integration, testing, commissioning to through-life support.  It has also established a track record in providing high engineering content shiprepair and ship conversion services for a worldwide clientele.  Please visit www.stengg.com.

ST Engineering is an integrated engineering group providing solutions and services in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors.  Headquartered in Singapore, the Group reported revenue of $5.05b in FY2007 and ranks among the largest companies listed on the Singapore Exchange.  ST Engineering has more than 19,000 employees worldwide, and over 100 subsidiaries and associated companies in 21 countries and 35 cities.  Please visit www.stengg.com.
Media Contacts:

Sharolyn Choy
SVP, Corporate Communications
ST Engineering
Tel: (65) 6722 1883
Fax: (65) 6720 2293
Email: sharolynchoy@stengg.com

Adeline Wong
AVP/Head, Corporate Communications
ST Marine
Tel: (65) 6860 9285
Fax: (65) 6861 3028
Email: adelinewong@stengg.com


Defense Industrial Daily news. They reference my site also. ^ ^

Singapore’s ST to Build LPD/LST, Landing Craft for Regional Navy

Related Stories: Asia – Other, Contracts – Awards, Other Corporation, Surface Ships – Other

ST Engineering subsidiary Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), reports that they have “secured a contract in a basket of currencies amounting to about S$200m” (about $135 million) to design and build a 141 meter Landing Platform Dock (LPD) amphibious assault ship, along with ancillary vessels: a pair of 23m Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM) that can transport heavy equipment like tanks from the ship’s well deck to the shore, and a pair of smaller 13m Landing Craft Vehicle and Personnel (LCVP) for people and small wheeled vehicle. Their customer is “a navy in the Asia Pacific region,” other than Singapore.

That customer could be the Thai Navy, which floated an RFP for an LPD-type ship in April 2008.

ST Eng lists their ship design as an “LST” (Landing Ship Tank) on their site, but it does not beach itself; the label LPD is more appropriate. Construction is scheduled to begin in mid 2009, and delivery is planned for in the second half of 2012. ST Engineering release.


You can follow the LPD-related post here.

 RTN Launch RFP For Its New LPD


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7 Responses to RTN Signs LPD Deal With ST Marine

  1. PeterS says:

    Is that the 141m Landing Ship Tank as can be seen on the ST Marine website?


  2. thaimilitary says:

    Yes. maybe. We still do not see the actual design but it’s highly possible that it would be Endurance class LPD.

  3. Gorgeous Guy says:

    It would be the Endurance Class platform, with maybe some redesign on the topsides and a different weapon and sensor fit.

    The 23m and 13m craft are the fast landing craft (FCU and FCEP) similar to those seen on the Endurance Class.

    Some photos during the Tsunami relief operations in Indonesia:


  4. thaimilitary says:

    Thank you for your continously update. ^ ^

  5. messi says:

    thank u man for this post
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  6. Gorgeous Guy says:

    Seems like the keel was laid this week. Possible order for a second being discussed.

  7. […] paid Navatek Ltd to design the Venus USV hull. Thailand has ordered an Endurance Class vessel for S$200 million (or approximately US$152.8 million). I would expect the proposed Ropex design to cost more that 200 […]

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