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PALFINGER NED-DECK won an order for 12 newly designed davits for the Royal Malaysian Navy

PALFINGER NED-DECK is proud to announce the receipt of a prestigious order from Boustead Naval Shipyard for the Royal Malaysian Navy. The order is to deliver 12 aluminum davits within the next ten years with a total order value of few million dollar for six Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) which will be built in Lumut, Malaysia.

Royal Malaysian Navy

The Second Generation Patrol Vessel (SGPV), also called Littoral combat ships is a class of six stealth frigates being build for the Royal Malaysian Navy. The ships are based on an enlarged version of the Gowind-class corvette, designed by DCNS of France. The contract has been finalized and it has been decided that all six ships will be built by local shipbuilder Boustead Naval Shipyard for the Royal Malaysian Navy at a ceiling price of RM9 billion (2.8 billion USD), starting from 2013.

Newly designed C-series type davit

The PRH 45 AP ALU TWIN is a davit system of the recently launched V-Series davits. The V-series davits are made of aluminum to fulfill the requirement for light weight installations. The system is executed as a “TWIN-setup” in which the two davits are connected to one hydraulic power unit to reduce installation space and weight of the complete setup. The whole system is SOLAS approved according European Union Council Directive 96/98/EC on marine equipment by Bureau Veritas.

The order includes an agreement for services. Meaning PALFINGER NED-DECK will provide training, project management, integration and spare parts for the system.

“This order is very important for PALFINGER NED-DECK to set foot in the South East Asian Defense market. For us this is the first co-operation with Boustead and also a record order in Malaysia. Boustead is the biggest shipbuilder in Malaysia. The main reasons for choosing our davit system were innovative design, competitive pricing, the PALFINGER service network and our support during the tender phase“, says Hans Cramer, Managing Director PALFINGER NED-DECK. “The delivery of these 12 davits is a first step to set up a good cooperation and to further strengthen the relationship for future projects”.



PALFINGER MARINE is the global leading manufacturer of highly reliable, innovative and customized deck equipment and handling solutions for the maritime industries. Its worldwide services network, including spare parts supply, guarantees prompt and professional on-site support. The internationally operating company, which has its registered office in Salzburg (Austria) is part of the publicly listed PALFINGER Group.


For many years PALFINGER has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative lifting solutions for use on commercial vehicles and in the maritime field. As a multinational group headquartered in Salzburg, the company’s 8.893 employees generated total sales of approx. EUR 1,063 million in 2014.

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Picture Credit: The PRH 45 AP ALU TWIN

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