Turk Loydu to class biggest naval ship for Turkish Navy
Turk Loydu recently signed a significant contract with Sedef Shipyard for the classification of new Landing Platform Dock ordered by Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries.
Vessel will be built for Turkish Navy by Sedef Shipyard and will have a length of 231 meters. Vessel will be built in accordance with Turk Loydu Rules for Naval Ships and will have 6 spot on the deck and enables landing and taking off some special purpose aircrafts. Vessel will have cargo space which may accommodate 1 troop of amphibious marine corps and miscellaneous amphibious vehicles and a docking space for 4 landing craft mechanized (LCM) or 2 landing craft air cussion (LCAC).
The ship has accomodates a general hospital which allows the ship to be used as a hospital ship, if deployed during humanitarian aid operations.

The ship will be built according to Turkish Navy Specifications and Turk Loydu Naval Ship Rules and will have Turk Loydu classification. Design support for the project will be maintained by Spanish Navantia, while the national command and control, combat, computer, intelligence and weapons systems will be provided by Aselsan – Havelsan. 

The project is expected to be completed by the year 2021 and may be deployed on Aegean, Black and Mediterranean Seas and on Indian and Atlantic Oceans, when needed by Turkish Navy.
Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries showed their confidence to Turk Loydu and privately owned shipyards in Turkey by placing naval projects since the 1990s. This process accelerated in the 2000s and lead the way for other projects. Turk Loydu has completed classification of 100 naval projects like “Milgem” and “TCG Bayraktar and completed classifcation of 60 naval projects for Turkish Navy and Coast Guard and 40 more projects for other naval forces of friendly and allied nations including the control of design and construction as well as certification of the materials and products used for the projects.

The recent order is part of on-going collaboration project between Turk Loydu, Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries and Sedef Shipyard. Turk Loydu has been working intensively with all parties on this new construction project.
Türk Loydu is an independent, classification, certification and conformity assessment body which was founded by the Chamber of Turkish Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in 1962.

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