Turkey: Final Acceptance of First Anadolu-Built Landing Craft Tank
Eight vessels of Landing Craft Tank (LCT) project of ANADOLU Shipyard, awarded to the Shipyard back in December 2008 and which officially started after contract negotiations on July 28th 2009, took another important step on March 9th 2013, when the first LCT, namely TCG Ç-151, was delivered to Turkish Navy after 12 months of warranty period.
In Turkish Navy projects, ran by SSM (Undersecretariat of Defense Industries), the vessels are first delivered to the Turkish Navy by the contracted shipyard under the so called “Provisional Delivery”.
Then, the Turkish Navy uses the vessel(s) for 12 months during which period the Shipyard provides full warranty for probable design, building and manufacturing defects.
If at the end of 12 months Turkish Navy is fully satisfied with the vessel and if all the warranty claims are closed, then the so called “Final Acceptance” of the vessel is realized.
ANADOLU Shipyard, which completed the first stage of the LCT project, i.e., the Provisional Acceptances for 8 vessels in 37 months, as agreed in the contract with SSM (between July 28th 2009 and August 28th 2012), is also now working to complete on time the Final Acceptance of the first four LCTs (TCG Ç-152 or NB 224; TCG Ç-153 or NB 225; TCG Ç-154 or NB 226).
Press Release, May 27, 2013; Image: adik