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COTECMAR and Damen sign contract

DamenOn Tuesday 27September, COTECMAR and Damen signed a contract for the co-development of the Contractual Design for the next generation of frigates for the Colombian Navy.

The signing ceremony took place on board of the ARC  Almirante Padilla in the Naval Base ARC Bolivar in Cartagena, Colombia. The design for the program Plataforma Estratégica de Superficie (‘PES’) is based on the proven design of the SIGMA 10514 that was successfully constructed in other non-Damen shipyards. During the contract Damen will update the design in order to meet the requirements of the end user, the Colombian Navy.

The ambition to further develop the established maritime industry of Colombia fits perfectly in Damen’s strategy to cooperate with local shipyards like COTECMAR. Damen says to be proud of the successful cooperation in the ongoing project with COTECMAR for the Maritime Authorities DIMAR and the company looks forward to continue in this next, important milestone.

Photo of the contract signing: Olivier van Papenrecht (Regional Manager Colombia, Damen Shipyards), Admiral Juan Ricardo Rozo Obregón (Second Commander of the Colombian Navy), Ernst Noorman (Ambassador in Colombia for the Kingdom of the Netherlands), Admiral Luis Fernando Márquez Velosa (President of COTECMAR).