In collaboration with Damen Shipyards and the RNLN, Bolidt installed the decking on the Navy’s new vessel Joint Support Ship Karel Doorman.
In total, about 18,000 m2 of Bolidt marine decking has been installed on the JSS Karel Doorman.
The vessel is more than 204 metres long with a beam of over 30 metres. It has a displacement of 27,800 tonnes, which will make JSS Karel Doorman the largest vessel in the RNLN fleet.
As the ship will be mainly used for replenishment at sea (RAS), it has two RAS masts. The ship also features an Integrated Mast 400, which houses virtually all the sensor systems. In addition, the JSS Karel Doorman has the capability to perform helicopter in-flight refuelling (HIFR). The presence of two landing platforms for naval helicopters contributes to its versatility.
“The JJS Karel Doorman can be deployed in anti-piracy missions,” according to commander Van Den Berg. “But also for counter narcotics operations in the Caribbean, for instance.”
In 2015, when the ship will be officially commissioned into the RNLN fleet, it will become the HNLMS Karel Doorman.
Press Release, October 14, 2014; Image: Bolidt