A long history
DMI and Nevesbu have a long-standing history of collaboration. For many years, Nevesbu has maintained a framework contract with DMI for the upkeep of the Walrus class submarines. Nevesbu has also contributed to the upkeep of a large number of surface vessels on behalf of DMI. The modernisation of the air defence and command frigate HNLMS Evertsen is a recent example. The ‘Fleet-wide Engineering Support’ framework contract covers both submarines and surface vessels and will run for 48 months, after which it can be extended twice for a further twelve months. Examples of the multidisciplinary engineering services Nevesbu will provide DMI include vessel structure designs and mechanical and electrical installations.
DMI will outsource various engineering activities to Nevesbu in the coming years. The work is characterised by technical complexity. The missions for which the naval vessels are deployed are crucial. Plus, the safety of the crew must be guaranteed at all times. The requirements for naval vessels are highly stringent, and the space available on existing vessels often requires creative solutions. Therefore, designing naval vessels demands highly specialised skills. Nevesbu has been designing submarines and naval vessels since 1935 and has this expertise in-house.
DMI explains: “Nevesbu plays an instrumental role in the support and delivery of engineering products that are precisely tailored to DMI’s internal processes and products, which contributes to the success, efficiency and effectiveness of our internal operational procedures. This synergy enables us to offer high-quality engineering solutions that seamlessly meet the needs of both our internal and external partners.”
Bart van Rijssen, Managing Director of Nevesbu: “We are proud that Nevesbu has been selected for this large framework contract and that we can contribute to increasing the material preparedness of the Naval Forces Command. We look forward to further developing our existing successful collaboration.”