The UK Ministry of Defense has selected the ‘Team Resolute’ consortium, in which it participates NavantiaAs Preferred Bidder for Fleet Solid Support (FSS) Program Construction of three logistics ships for the Royal Navy Auxiliary Fleet.
‘Team Resolute’ is a consortium formed by UK companies Harland & Wolff, BMT and Navantia UK, the British subsidiary of Spanish company Navantia.
program is Worth 1.6 billion pounds sterling (about 1.8 billion euros) And the Navantia shipyards in Puerto Real (Cádiz) will undertake part of the construction of the blocks that will make up the ships, together with Harland & Wolff in Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Appledore (Western United Kingdom). Ultimately, the integration of the ships and their systems will take place entirely in Belfast.
Will be in charge of three FSS ships Supply of solid stores and ammunition to ships of the Royal Navy deployed on missions. With a total of 216 meters each, they will be the longest ships in the British fleet, behind only the ‘Queen Elizabeth’-class aircraft carriers.
“It is an honor for Navantia and Navantia UK to participate in this event, which will benefit from our excellence in shipbuilding and our ability for program management and technology transfer,” said Ricardo Dominguez, President of Navantia.
The signing of the construction contract is scheduled for early 2023. Production of the blocks should begin in 2025 and the three vessels will begin operation in 2032.