Jan 8, 2013
Details emerge on Peruvian Navy future DSME designed LPDs
Details have emerged regarding the construction of two Landing Platform Dock (LPD) ships for the Peruvian Navy. Known as "Buque Multipropósito" these ships will be constructed locally at the SIMA Callao shipyard, with technical assistance from Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).
Keel laying for the first of class is expected to occur this year. It is reported that those two LPDs will be an evolution of an existing DSME design: The Indonesian Navy Makassar class LPD. The Indonesia built (by local shipyard PT Pal) Makassar class have a length of 125m for a standard displacement of 7,300 tons. They can carry up to 35 vehicles, 5 helicopters (2 in hangar), 218 troops and 2 landing crafts in a well deck.