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10 August 2017
Alphatron Marine part of Damen delegation to visit Australia for OPV program
Alphatron Marine was proud to be part of the Damen delegation that has travelled across Australia to meet with key potential partners of the Australian shipbuilding industry, signifying its commitment to the SEA1180 program of the Australian government.
The delegation formed an integral part of Damen’s activities for the design and construction of 12 steel-hulled Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV’s) for the Royal Australian Navy. Having already worked on many vessels operating successfully around the impressive coastline of Australia, we have been looking to further extend our relationship with the country by exploring local manufacturing options together with our trusted Australian partners. As a perfect ending to a constructive week, we were proud to have been invited to the welcome ceremony of the Damen Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel MATV 2300 on 13 July in Sydney, an impressive ship that can be seen as another proud example of successful cooperation between Australia and the Netherlands. Thank you, Australia, for your hospitality and knowledge sharing, we hope to be back soon!