Composite Mast and SCOT sponsons for the HMS Glasgow
Umoe Mandal AS has successfully delivered Composite Mast and SCOT sponsons for the HMS Glasgow, the first in a series of Type 26 Global Combat ships designed and built by BAE Systems and contracted by UK Ministry of Defence. The components manufactured by Umoe Mandal AS incorporates advanced composites and specialist know-how. The extensive use of composite structures can be a game changer with respect to performance, maintenance and weight optimisation. Umoe Mandal AS will continue to support the Type 26 programme and work is already ongoing for the next ship set. Mast and SCOT sponsons had a plain sailing and have arrived Glasgow in sunshine.
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