04 Agustus 2017
ST Marine has cut steel for Singapore’s seventh and eighth Littoral Mission Vessels. The Republic of Singapore Navy is on track to operate all eight vessels by 2020 (image : Channel News Asia)
Singapore Technologies (ST) Marine has held a steel-cutting ceremony for the final two Littoral Mission Vessels (LMVs) on order for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), the company confirmed with Jane’s on 2 August.
The ceremony, which was attended by RSN chief Rear Admiral Lew Chuen Hong, was held on 14 July at ST Marine’s computer numerical control cutting workshop in the western part of Singapore. As part of the ceremony, steel plates for parts of the hull and deck sections of LMVs seven and eight were forged into the required shapes by the plasma cutter, said ST Marine.