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New SAN hydrographic vessel “on track”

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SAS Nelson Mandela (A187), the new SA Navy (SAN) hydrographic survey vessel (HSV), is “on track” with hull construction complete. She is the major component...

Civil unrest, COVID-19 and natural disaster delay delivery of new Navy...

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Floods, civil unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic have substantially delayed the South African Navy’s Project Biro (for multi-mission inshore patrol vessels) and Project Hotel...

Project Hotel survey vessel delivery delayed

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The delivery of the South African Navy’s new Hydrographic Survey Vessel (HSV) under Project Hotel has been delayed as a result of the Covid-19...

SA Navy celebrates SAS Protea’s 50th birthday

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On 23 May, the South African Navy (SAN) celebrated a remarkable achievement when its hydrographic survey vessel SAS Protea turned fifty. This is the...

Project Hotel survey vessel to be delivered in 2023

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Sandock Austral Shipyards will deliver the South African Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel (HSV) in April next year as part of the larger Project...

Sandock Austral, Vard sign cooperation agreement

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Durban’s Sandock Austral Shipyards (SAS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Vard Marine to deepen collaboration between the two companies. Vard Marine, a...

Armscor quality assurance in action on Project Hotel

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Quality assurance and project management are watchwords Armscor sticks strictly to at SAS (Sandock Austral Shipyards) in Durban where the new hydrographic vessel for...

Paramount Maritime launches survey motor boat for SA Navy

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Paramount Group company Paramount Maritime has launched the first of three next-generation Survey Motor Boats (SMBs) for the South African Navy in support of...

Project Hotel sees progress but funding is a concern

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Project Hotel, for the provision of a new hydrographic survey vessel for the South African Navy, is seeing concrete progress, with six out of...

Sandock Austral Shipyards making progress with Project Hotel

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Sandock Austral Shipyards, previously known as Southern African Shipyards, is moving swiftly ahead with the construction of the South African Navy’s new hydrographic survey...

South African Navy selects Teledyne CARIS software for Project Hotel

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Teledyne CARIS has announced they will be delivering a full software solution to the South African Navy’s Hydrographic Office as part of Project Hotel...

Kongsberg supplying tech for Project Hotel vessel

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Norwegian company Kongsberg Maritime will supply hydroacoustic and bridge system technology on the South African Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel being acquired under Project...

SAS to cut steel for Project Hotel vessel this week

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Durban-based Southern African Shipyards (SAS) will on Friday 30 November cut steel for the South African Navy's new hydrographic survey vessel, which...

Steel to be cut on Project Hotel vessel this year

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Durban-based Southern African Shipyards (SAS) aims to cut steel on the new hydrographic survey vessel for the South African Navy (SAN) in...

Southern African Shipyards confirmed as main contractor for Project Hotel

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Durban-based Southern African Shipyards (SAS) is the main contractor for Project Hotel to supply the SA Navy with a new hydrographic vessel...

Project Hotel still stalled in negotiations

Seven months ago Southern African Shipyards was named the preferred bidder to provide a new hydrographic platform for the SA Navy and...

Armscor still not confirming bidders for projects Biro and Hotel

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In February this year, Armscor announced two "preferred bidders" for what will be the second largest acquisition of defence equipment in democratic...

Advice for Armscor from Arms Deal investigators

While Armscor says it is still in the process of evaluating submissions, even though preferred bidders have been named for new SA...

Crystal ball gazing at the SA Navy’s new capabilities

In February Armscor made public the names of preferred bidders for new naval platforms, including a hydrographic vessel. Durban-based SA Shipyards was announced...

Armscor keeping mum on Project Hotel

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Armscor is keeping its cards close to the chest as regards a new hydrographic vessel for the SA Navy under Project Hotel...

Navy sees Projects Biro and Hotel being beyond the horizon

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Chief of the SA Navy Vice Admiral Mosuwa Hlongwane says the end goal of Projects Hotel and Biro, to acquire new inshore...

Negotiations underway to finalise build of SA Navy’s new hydrographic vessel

As it enters the final negotiating stage for one part of South Africa's second largest military equipment acquisition since democracy, Armscor is...

Damen and SA Shipyards in the lead to build new Navy...

Armscor has announced the preferred bidders to supply the SA Navy with seven new hulls more than two years after tenders were...

Time for Armscor to move on new naval platform tenders

While the awarding of tenders to build seven new hulls for the SA Navy will not turn the fortunes of the South...

New Navy patrol vessels can wait, but the fleet must have...

One who is not overly distressed about the budget review process for new in- and offshore patrol vessels - with reservations -...

Projects Biro and Hotel on hold for budget review

Once again a lack of funding appears to be putting the brakes on the acquisition of much-needed military equipment with the SA...

Armscor still “going through internal processes” for new naval platform tender...

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It's been more than a year since tender submissions for projects Hotel and Biro closed and Armscor is still "going through internal...

Damen ready to supply vessels for Projects Hotel and Biro

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) is ready and willing to supply offshore and inshore patrol vessels to the South African Navy under...

Phakisa’s shipbuilding component needs Biro and Hotel announcements to get going

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Showcasing the shipbuilding element of government's Operation Phakisa initiative is still some way off with Armscor not currently prepared to release any...

New Navy platforms will be the bulk of shipbuilding activity for...

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The SA Navy's need for additional hulls is currently the only driver of the shipbuilding component of the blue economy initiative that...

Only Armscor knows how many Project Hotel tenders were submitted

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Armscor is keeping its cards close to the chest as regards its single largest tender request for the SA Navy since democracy. Project...

Change in BEE regulations on Project Hotel tender

Shipyards keen on being chosen to build the SA Navy's new hydrographic vessel were this week informed a mandatory black economic empowerment...

Tender closing date for Project Hotel extended

The complexity of a tender for a new hydrographic vessel for the SA Navy has seen the closing date extended by two...

Armscor looking to be more service driven

The new chairman and board of directors are turning Armscor into an entity that appears to want to nurture and grow the...

Projects Hotel and Biro will reach tender stage this year

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The South African shipbuilding industry is working on responding to tenders issued by Armscor for a new hydrographic vessel under Project Hotel...

IMT wins Biro work

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The South African Navy (SAN) has awarded the Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT) a R1 231 779.70 contract for strategic technology and...

Diesel generators for SAS Protea

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Cape company Electrowave (Pty) Ltd has been awarded a R6.1 million contract to supply, fit and commission two diesel driven generator sets...

SAS Protea gains new underwater survey system

The SAS Protea, the South African Navy's now-aged Hecla-class hydrographic vessel, has gained a new R38.7 million shallow water route survey system....

Fact file: Hecla (Protea)-class hydrographic vessel

The SAS Protea is equipped for hydrographic survey and the collection of oceanographic data. Ships of the class: ...

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