The Bangladesh Navy (BN)-owned Chittagong Dry Dock Limited (CCDL) has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) by 29 February from foreign shipbuilders for the joint production of six offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the BN.
In a statement issued on 16 January by CCDL pointed out that each of the OPVs must be at least 85 m long, have an overall beam of about 14 m, a hull draught of no more than 4 m, and a full-load displacement of about 2,000 tonnes.
Each of the vessels will be required to feature a landing deck to embark a helicopter weighing up to 11 tonnes and of carrying two “mission-oriented containers”.
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