Norway goes round the buoy a second time for logistic support ship
By Richard Scott
Shipbuilders bidding for Norway's re-scoped logistics and support vessel (LSV) programme have been given until 4 January 2013 to submit their tender responses to the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO).
Under Project 2513, Norway is seeking to procure a single LSV to provide afloat support for a Royal Norwegian Navy task group. The programme, budgeted at NOK1.32 billion (USD230 million), originally sought a multipurpose vessel able to provide an organic afloat replenishment capability, a roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) deck for vehicles, load-on/load-off (lo-lo) facilities, and additional utility for aviation, medical, and maintenance support.
Objective payload comprised a total liquid capacity of about 6,000 tons (5,650 tons F75/76 fuel, 200 tons F44 aviation fuel, 35 tons lubricant, and 105 tons fresh water), a total solid stores capacity of about 900 tons and space/weight to embark 25 teu containers. Other desired features included two dual replenishment-at-sea stations; an emergency ward and other medical facilities; lo-lo facilities for embarked boats, containers, and other cargo; a flight deck and hangar for at least one NH90 helicopter; and a ro-ro deck providing 450 lane m of stowage for light vehicles.183 of 520 words
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