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Damen Saab wins backing for Brazilian Navy bid

AMSTERDAM, December 18, 2018

Brazil-based WEG Electric Equipment and Dutch company Praxis Automation Technology recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support the bid of Damen Shipyards Group and Saab for the construction of four corvettes for the Brazilian Navy.

WEG operates mainly in the sector of capital goods and is one of the largest world manufacturers of electric-electronic equipment, having five main businesses: motors, energy, transmission and distribution, automation and coatings.

Praxis Automation Technology is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative automation and navigation equipment for all types of vessels.

For the Tamandaré class corvettes bid, Praxis and WEG will be partners for the supply of the complete Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS), said a statement from the companies.

The signing took place at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in the Netherlands and was witnessed by staff from Damen, Saab and its strategic Brazilian partner Wilson Sons Estaleiros, it said.
 
Praxis and WEG already have a track record of cooperation in Brazil, with the two companies jointly installing equipment on board more than 40 vessels built by Wilson Sons Estaleiros and designed by Damen, including the first diesel-electric PSV in Brazil.

Praxis develops, manufactures and delivers innovative automation and navigation equipment, while WEG is a Brazilian technology company that among many other activities is active in the area of industrial automation.
 
With this MoU, the Damen Saab Tamandaré consortium is ensuring another strong partnership with two leading Brazilian companies, which will be part of the project to build four corvettes in Brazil.

It proves the intention of the consortium to present a credible and reliable offer to the Brazilian Navy with a proven ship design (Sigma 10514), a world class combat management system and strong partnerships with Brazilian companies for the construction and ‘through life support’ of the future Tamandaré class, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service




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