Corporate, 2018-02-26, 11:00 AM
The First Multi-Role SEA Class Workboat to UK Ministry of Defence Delivered by Atlas Elektronik
Here at thyssenkrupp, we are pleased to say that our Atlas Elektronik UK division is set to deliver its first multi-role SEA Class workboat to the UK Ministry of Defence. HMS MAGPIE will have the Hydrographic Survey Motor Launch that will replace HMS Gleaner after 34 years of service. It is the largest vessel from a range of craft supplied by Atlas Elektronik. 38 workboats will be delivered together with an extended programme of in-service support from 2018-2024. It will be the Royal Navy’s newest commissioned vessel.
With the main structure built in Cork, the final fit-out, commissioning and sea acceptance testing will be completed by AEUK in Dorset. It will provide a highly innovative module developed by AEUK, providing flexible workspace for up to six staff members. The workboat will integrate a suite of advanced, high-specification sensors such as multi-beam and sidescan sonar to provide the hydrographic survey capability.
AEUK Surface Ship Division head James Young said: “We are extremely proud to have been contracted by the MOD to provide this important capability for the UK Royal Navy.
“With our extensive heritage in sonar and maritime technology, our team of highly skilled and innovative staff are well placed to ensure that the Royal Navy is given the capability they require.
“There is great pride within our company in delivering a vessel with a naval commission and we look forward to working closely with the users to ensure that HMS MAGPIE enters service smoothly.”
The fit-out of the survey module with the installation of power and data services, sonar processing equipment and workstations will be completed through March and April 2018. Acceptance checks by the test and acceptance team will be carried out in late April, this will be ahead of the full sea acceptance tests with the Ministry of Defence with the delivery due late May 2018. AEUK will provide a full training package for its Royal Navy Operators and Maintainers.