Sefine Shipyard will soon begin construction of a new fleet replenishment tanker for the Turkish Navy.
Speaking to Jane’s at Euronaval 2018 in Paris on 25 October, Onur Bozoğlu, Sefine Shipyard’s integrated logistics support manager, said the yard was working with the Turkish Navy to make final design changes in the coming weeks, after which first steel was planned to be cut in mid-November. Under current planning, the ship will be delivered in late 2023.
Sefine, one of five privately owned shipyards that form the Turkish Associated International Shipyards consortium, was awarded a contract by Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) to build the new vessel in July.
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