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  • 14 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Royal Netherlands Navy has invited tenders for the provision of naval vessel maintenance services. After 4 years of performing operational tasks the naval ship, “Zr. Ms. Holland” requires maintenance and conservation services. In order for the vessel to be operational for a further 4 years, the following works have to be undertake: Cleaning, pre-treatment and repair of the preservation […]

  • 12 April 2012
    Industry news

      On Wednesday 11 April, in Harlingen the third of four Holland Class Oceangoing Patrol Vessels, “Friesland” built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding for the Royal Netherlands Navy, was transferred to the Defence Materiel Organization of the Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands. After delivery the Friesland will directly start an extensive testing and work-up […]

  • 5 June 2013

    The Royal Netherlands Navy is on standby again to provide emergency assistance in the event of hurricanes, according to Dutch Defense Ministry. The Atlantic hurricane season, which began on 1st June, is the period when hurricanes usually form in the Atlantic Ocean. There have been several storms over the past years that have not been fully tropical, being categorized as […]

  • 22 February 2012

    12 countries, including the Royal Netherlands Navy as a representative of the Netherlands, are currently combating drugs smuggling in a large area of the Caribbean extending to the Pacific Ocean in Operation Martillo. The emphasis is on South and Central American coastal waters. This operation will prevent drugs being trafficked to the Netherlands, among other […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s logistic support vessel HNLMS Pelikaan is undergoing refit works at the naval base Parera in Willemstad, Curaçao, where it is expected to remain until April 2017. HNLMS Pelikaan was launched in 2006 in Galati, Romania, and sailed into Willemstad for the first time on 11 September 2006. Her arrival was welcomed by the […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Netherlands Navy launched the first modified Walrus class submarine, the Zr. Ms. Zeeleeuw, on December 3. The launch marks a milestone in the Life Extension Program (LEP) of the Walrus class submarines with the first one now ready to be commissioned. Zr.Ms. Zeeleeuw has undergone modification and modernization works which were performed by […]

  • 13 November 2014

    On the 9th of November, EU Naval Force Warship HNLMS Van Speijk was honored by the visit of the Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Lieutenant-General Rob Verkerk. The purpose of his visit was to meet his personnel in theatre and to achieve this the General came on board for an overnight stay. Lieutenant-General Verkerk […]

  • 23 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) received the first of a series of three ASD TUGs 2810 Hybrid tugs when they sailed into the Den Helder harbor on February 20. This 29-meter tug is named Noordzee and is the first hybrid tug delivered to the Navy by Damen. At this time, the RNLN has four conventional […]

  • 19 February 2020

    Integrated subsea services provider N-Sea Group has been awarded a new contract by the Royal Netherlands Navy (Koninklijke Marine). As informed, the company will be working closely with the navy on mine countermeasure activity, development and training – all in preparation for the implementation of newbuild mine countermeasures vessels. Separately, N-Sea awarded a contract for […]

  • 8 April 2011
    Industry news

      Under the loud cheers of navy officer-candidates, the new patrol vessel of the Royal Netherlands Navy, the “Holland”, on April 6th entered its future home port of Den Helder. The Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Vice Admiral Matthieu Borsboom, was there to welcome the Ocean Going Patrol Vessel (OPV), which is scheduled to […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Sail Den Helder and Royal Netherlands Navy Open Days came to a splendid conclusion on June 22, with the final day of this four-day maritime event attracting a huge number of visitors. About 160,000 people found their way to the port of Den Helder, accompanied by a few bouts of sunshine. The combined maritime event […]

  • 13 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Netherlands Navy formally took delivery of three Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid tugs in an official handover ceremony at the Den Helder Naval Base. The acquisition of the three Damen tugs is part of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s ongoing fleet renewal program. The hybrid vessels, named Noordzee, Waddenzee and Zuiderzee, can sail under diesel-direct, diesel-electric […]

  • 6 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has contracted Safran to deliver its Sigma 40 inertial navigation units and the associated computers to modernize the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Walrus-class submarines. “We chose Safran Electronics & Defense because we have great confidence in their long experience as a supplier of naval equipment. Their system’s performance and reliability, as […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Industry news

    The Royal Netherlands Navy ships HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën and HNLMS Friesland are currently moored in St. Petersburg for the NEVA maritime exhibition. The NEVA exhibition is one of the biggest international trade fairs in the world for international shipping, shipbuilding and offshore energy technology. High-quality and innovative As examples of high-quality and innovative Dutch […]

  • 28 September 2011
    Industry news

      On Tuesday, September 27th the third Oceangoing Patrol Vessel (OPV), FRIESLAND, left the Damen Shipyard from Galati, Romania for her Sea Acceptance Trials. After a journey of 150 kilometres along the Danube, the ship has arrived at the Black Sea where it will be conducting tests for the next 10 days. During this so-called […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Ten Royal Netherlands Navy vessels will be fitted with sixteen Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) by 2017, the company responsible for the installation of the systems announced May 26. Dutch Defence Material Organization has awarded three contracts to Golten Worldwide and its Green Technologies business unit for the engineering and turnkey installation of the systems. Landing Platform Dock (LPD) vessels […]

  • 9 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Dutch naval vessels will not participate in the European Union’s counter-piracy operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia this year. This was stated in a letter sent by Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, the country’s Minister of Defense, to the lower house of the Dutch parliament on March 7. Problems with the patrol vessels, personnel shortages and other […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Netherlands Navy’s Holland-class offshore patrol vessels HNLMS Groningen left for the waters off Somalia on August 9. HNLMS Groningen is deployed under the flag of the European Union’s counterpiracy mission Atalanta. This marks the first time the Royal Netherlands Navy has sent a patrol vessel on a counterpiracy missions off the East African coast. Before […]

  • 13 September 2018
    Equipment & technology

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s mine detection and neutralization force has added three new autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). The new generation Remus 100 marine robots enable mapping of the underwater soil and viewing objects such as mines, explosives but also missing persons. The AUV can perform pre-programmed missions autonomously as they are equipped with Seebyte Neptune […]

  • 16 February 2012

      On 10 February 2012, divers of the Royal Netherlands Navy recovered the body of a missing Dutchman from a German lake. The military personnel had assisted German police in the search for the man at the request of the mayor of Horst aan de Maas. The 43-year-old Dutchman from Grubbenvorst went missing on 3 […]

  • 24 August 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      The UK’s largest independent safety supplier, Ocean Safety, has concluded a contract to supply its Jonbuoy man overboard recovery systems to the Royal Netherlands Navy. The Jonbuoy, an automatically inflating recovery device which is designed to make simple work of hoisting a person back on board a ship or yacht, is directly manufactured by […]

  • 22 April 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    SeeByte, the global leader in creating smart software technology for unmanned systems, has announced that it will provide the Royal Netherlands Navy with twenty new licences of SeeTrack Military. This significant purchase has come after the Royal Netherlands Navy’s successful use of SeeTrack Military over the past six years. The licences will be deployed to […]

  • 10 December 2015

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s De Zeven Provinciën-class air defence frigate HNLMS Tromp docked in Rotterdam December 9. The frigate arrived at Rotterdam’s Wilhelmina Pier to mark the 350th anniversary of the Netherlands Marine Corps, held December 10, 2015. The anniversary is marked by a parade which will be attended by the King of the Netherlands, […]

  • 20 December 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The cabinet of the Dutch government has submitted a D-letter to the parliament to begin the construction of the combat support ship (CSS) Zr.Ms. Den Helder, shipbuilder Damen said. The D-letter, part of the Defense Materiel Process (DMP), is the conclusive letter announcing the procurement decision for a large military project. With this new ship, […]

  • 9 July 2014

    The Royal Netherlands Navy frigate Zr. Ms. Evertsen escorted a Russian warship through Dutch waters on Sunday, July 6.   According to social media, the Udaloy class Russian destroyer Admiral Levchenko was en route to her home port Severomorsk from the Mediterranean. Zr. Ms. Evertsen was given the task to intercept and receive the destroyer […]

  • 10 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Netherlands Navy’s Joint Logistic Support Ship HNLMS Karel Doorman will enter Warnemünde, Germany on March 12 to mark the start of the Dutch-German joint support ship use. The 204.7-meter ship, biggest in the Dutch Navy, will host mutual exercises between the two countries. Soldiers of both countries will take part in evacuation and boarding exercises which will take place both […]

  • 20 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    HNLMS Karel Doorman, the largest ship in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy, has taken to sea again after receiving a new engine during a reparation that lasted for almost a year. The amphibious, multi-function support ship returned to the Den Helder base in April last year with a broken engine that needed to be replaced. […]

  • 5 July 2017
    Equipment & technology

    The Royal Netherlands Navy has achieved the distinction of becoming the world’s first Navy to install a USCG approved ballast water treatment (BWT) system, fitting two Optimarin units on-board the Landing Platform Docking vessel Zr.Ms. Johan de Witt. Global engineering specialist Goltens Green Technologies completed the installation at the Navy Yard in Den Helder last […]

  • 9 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Scheldepoort Repair & Conversion Yard has been awarded a substantial Royal Netherlands Navy contract to modernise and upgrade the propeller shaft lines and generator sets of four Air Defence and Command Frigates. Part of the Damen Shipyards Group, Scheldepoort is based in Vlissingen in the south of the Netherlands, and specialises in maintenance, modifications, repairs […]