Defence and security company Saab has received an order from DSME, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. to design and integrate healthcare capability aboard a Norwegian support vessel.
The Norwegian Navy has ordered a support vessel from the South Korean shipyard DSME, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. The support vessel will provide fuel, supplies and medical care for the Norwegian Navy. Saab has received the order from DSME to design and integrate healthcare capability aboard the vessel.
The Norwegian vessel is an LSV, Logistic Support Vessel, and is the size of a tanker, approximately 180 metres long and 26 metres wide. The support vessel will assist the Norwegian Navy's fleet globally with supplies in the form of food, additional fuel, helicopters for e.g. MEDEVAC (Medical Evacuation) plus on-board healthcare capability, for life-saving surgery.
The healthcare department, which will be designed, integrated and verified aboard the vessel in 2016 by Saab's business area Support and Services will include an operating and trauma theatre, triage area, high and low dependency ward areas including isolation ward, as well as a CT-scanner room.
– This order confirms our ability to design and integrate healthcare capability regardless of the platform. We are supplying and integrating highly sophisticated medical equipment such as CT scanners and X-ray equipment, says Axel Cavalli-Björkman, Head of Business Unit Land at Saab’s business area Support and Services.
The vessel will primarily support the Norwegian Navy, but will also be capable of providing humanitarian relief following disasters causing damage to infrastructure.
This order means that Saab further extends our commitment to the DSME as well as towards the Norwegian Navy. In March 2014 Saab and DSME successfully signed a contract for the supply of the Integrated Naval Communication System for the same vessel.