The contract to construct six (6) Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) with South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) price PHP30 billion was signed by Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana for the Philippine Division of Nationwide Protection (DND), and Hyundai Heavy Industries vice-chairman and president Sam Hyun Ka, on 27 June 2022 on the Division of Nationwide Protection. The occasion was witnessed by South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Kim In-cheol; Common Andres B Centino, Chief of Workers, Armed Forces of the Philippines; RADM Caesar Bernard N Valencia, Appearing Flag-Officer-In-Command, Philippine Navy; and different DND, AFP and HHI officers. That is the fruits of months of cautious research by the Division of Nationwide Protection, as endorsed by the Philippine Navy.

Protection spokesperson Arsenio Andolong, in an announcement late Monday, stated,”Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and HHI vice chairperson and president Sam Hyun Ka signed the deal on the DND constructing in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon Metropolis. The occasion was witnessed by South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Kim In-cheol; Common Andres Centino, Chief-of-Workers, Armed Forces of the Philippines; Rear Admiral Caesar Bernard N. Valencia, Appearing Flag-Officer-In-Command, PN; and different DND, AFP, and HHI officers.”


Contract Signing Ceremony by Secretary of Nationwide Protection of the Philippines Delfin N. Lorenzana and President of Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (mother or father firm of Hyundai Heavy Industries) Sam-Hyun Ka

The undertaking goals to additional improve the maritime patrol capabilities of the Philippine Navy, and contains expertise switch, notably Human Engineering Operators and Upkeep Coaching of Gear, Operations Traininng and a Design Possession, granting the Philippine Navy a license to fabricate/construct utilizing the OPV’s design for the unique use of the Philippine authorities. Along with the above, a Lifetime Service Help contract was additionally signed for the sustainment of the Jose Rizal-class Frigates. The OPV undertaking was prioritized below the Second Horizon of the Revised AFP Modernization Program, as accepted by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in Might 2018.

These deliberate Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) measure 94.4 meters lengthy, 14.3 meters extensive, and gave a displacement of two,400 tons, most pace of twenty-two knots, cruising pace of 15 knots, and a variety of 5,500 nautical miles. The preliminary funding for the Philippine Navy’s OPV undertaking amounting to PHP3 billion was launched by the Division of Funds (DBM) final June 16 below Particular Allotment Launch Order (SARO)-BMD-D-22-0004970. The South Korean shipbuilder has been chosen by the PN’s technical working group (TWG) for the undertaking. The Offshore Patrol Vessels are anticipated to interchange the World Conflict II floor property decommissioned by the Philippine Navy. HHI’s Naval & Particular Ship Enterprise Unit has the expertise to design and construct trendy and dependable floor and underwater combatants and auxiliary assist vessels of varied confirmed and superior hull types.