The Department of Material Maintenance (DMI) and Royal IHC have signed a contract for the execution of dock-related maintenance on the HNLMS Snellius, HNLMS Luymes and HNLMS Mercuur. The contract covers five docking periods spread over five years.

During the docking periods, the hydrographic survey vessels will undergo specified maintenance twice and the torpedo work vessel Mercuur once.

For the dock-related work, Royal IHC is working with Neptune Repair in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, where Royal IHC is responsible for project management. Class inspections are also included in the maintenance.

The Department of Material Maintenance of the Royal Netherlands Navy continues to maintain the SEWACO (sensor, weapon and command system) part itself. Work will start in November with HNLMS Luymes, which will be the first ship to be dry docked for maintenance.

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‘After the successful docking of the HNLMS Groningen, we are proud to once again contribute to increasing the operational readiness of the Royal Netherlands Navy,’ says Sjoerd de Bruin, Commercial Director Defence of Royal IHC. ‘We look forward to working with the DMI project team on the maintenance of these three ships in the coming years.’

DMI is pleased to have signed a contract after a long period of preparation and looks forward to a fruitful cooperation.

Picture: Hydrographic survey vessel HNLMS Luymes.

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