On May 26th, Abeking & Rasmussen are very proud and pleased to hand over newbuilds (6508-09), the two mine countermeasures vessels (MCMVs) KRI Pulau Fani (731) and KRI Pulau Fanildo (732) to the Indonesian Navy. The Indonesian government approved a sum of USD215 million in 2016 for the replacement programme, but the allocation was subsequently reduced to USD204 million in line with latest requirements submitted by the Indonesian Navy. In January 2019, Abeking & Rasmussen reported it has signed a contract with the Indonesian Ministry of Defense for the design and construction of two mine-hunting vessels.
The 62-meter design is the latest development derived from the German Navy’s Frankenthal class. The Type 332 Frankenthal-class mine hunter is a class of German mine hunters. The vessels are built of non-magnetic steel. Hull, machinery and superstructure of this class is similar to the original Type 343 Hameln-class minesweeper, but the equipment differs. All active vessels are currently stationed in Kiel at the Baltic Sea. 2 vessels was sold to United Arab Emirates in 2006. Slightly modified Frankenthal-class minehunters are also operated by the Turkish Navy, where they are referred to as the A class. M1060 Weiden was sold to United Arab Emirates in 2006.
The integrated solution is equipped with Synapsis NX navigation and bridge systems, an integrated SYNTACS command and control system, as well as a state-of-the-art mine-hunting sonar and an unmanned vehicles. This enables leading-edge MCM operations that are highly precise, safe and efficient from mission initiation to mission success. Each vessel will feature a complete MAN hybrid propulsion package, with: 2 MAN 12V175D-MM engines delivering 2,220 kW at 1,900 rpm, a MAN Alpha CPP twin screw-propeller system including Alphatronic 3000 propulsion-control system for efficient and flexible maneuvering and an AKA hybrid PTI system for silent operation while minehunting (slow speed with pure electric propulsion).
Abeking & Rasmussen is a shipyard situated in Lemwerder, near Bremen in the German state of Lower Saxony. The shipyard is on the left bank of the River Weser, and currently comprises five production halls with associated workshops and offices, an inner harbour and a syncrolift. Today the yard continues to construct a similar spread of vessels, building yachts alongside naval vessels, pilot boats and similar ships. The yard is particularly well known for a number of superyachts, and for its work in the development of small-waterplane-area twin hull (SWATH) ships.