According to a press release issued by ST Engineering on November 15, 2021, the company announced that its Marine business in Singapore has been awarded a subcontract by Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB) for the supply of the design, platform equipment and technical equipment. assistance in the construction of four Falaj 3 class offshore patrol vessels. These vessels will be built in ADSB for the United Arab Emirates Navy.
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Model of the Falaj 3 class offshore patrol vessel (Image source: Army Reconnaissance)
The contract covers the basic design, detailed design and production design of the vessels. Technical assistance will be provided during the construction of the first class ship.
The Falaj-3 class is a highly versatile and reliable offshore patrol vessel suitable for performing a wide range of missions, including maritime security and search and rescue operations.
Based on the proven Fearless-class patrol vessels, this 60m offshore patrol vessel will be designed to meet International Classification Society naval rules, as well as 100% redundancy for critical and major systems and high demands on survival.
ST Engineering has extensive experience in designing naval vessels, in addition to its more well-known shipbuilding capabilities. In recent years, it has invested in its marine capabilities, harnessing digitization to drive smarter shipbuilding and deeper ship intelligence.
FALAJ 3 offers high survivability through CBRN protection, fire zone and water tightness, and complies with International Classification Society naval rules and stability requirements of the US Navy for the survivability of ships. The vessel is designed with high redundancy including 100% redundancy for critical and major systems.
Falaj 3 is powered by 4 high power engines using 4 propellers to reach speeds above 26 knots. It has 4 generators capable of producing 1.2 megawatt of power. It is equipped with an integrated platform management system to monitor and control all platform systems from a single point. It also boasts of a wide array of safety and firefighting equipment and includes a rigid hull inflatable boat. The ship can carry up to a crew of 39 sailors.