Norway’s mothership - HNoMS Maud

The design is based on BMT’s scalable AEGIR platform and provides global task force support from one multi-role ship.

10 December 2018

Defence and Security

Named after Queen Maud of Norway, this 26,000-tonne logistics and support vessel is the first in the Royal Norwegian Navy and is designed to comply with international maritime legislation.

The Logistic Support Vessel design is a bespoke double-hull design adapted from BMT’s AEGIR® logistic support vessel concept and utilises commercial ‘off-the-shelf’ technologies and provides low through-life costs to satisfy the requirements familiar to many of the world’s navies.

The fully winterised, bespoke design is based on BMT’s scalable AEGIR platform. It provides global task force support from one multi-role ship, featuring a helicopter flight deck, hangar, and 48-bed hospital capability.

BMT’s experience of both military and commercial design was combined with South Korea’s premier shipbuilder, DSME, to provide a cost-effective solution that can be tailored and allow the sovereign nation to retain indigenous capabilities in ship design and engineering.

Ordered by the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA), this IMO-compliant vessel was designed by BMT to the specific requirements of the Royal Norwegian Navy, offering logistical support by providing fuel and freshwater to naval vessels at sea. HNoMS Maud had its first steel cut in 2014 and was accepted off contract in November 2018, ready to support the Norwegian Fleet.

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