Persistence paid off for Vestdavit in profitable its first order with the Finnish shipyard Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) to provide davits for a collection of the Finnish Navy’s 4 newbuild multi-role fight vessels, thereby bolstering its place within the wider Nordic naval market. The superior warships, with a size of 114m and beam of 16m, have an ice-strengthened hull for work in ice-bound waters and shall be deployed on a variety of missions together with anti-surface warfare, anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare, surveillance and mine-laying. Consequently, they required environment friendly davits with a excessive stage of reliability and redundancy for rapid-response launch and restoration of interceptor and life-saving boats meant for such duties. The Pohjanmaa-class corvettes are to be constructed at RMC’s shipyard in Rauma, Finland as a part of the navy’s €1.23bn ($1.36bn) Squadron 2020 venture to exchange seven ageing vessels and every shall be geared up with two of Vestdavit’s high-specification davits.

“Adaptability to work in harsh environments with excessive sea states and compliance with shock necessities have been essential standards in profitable this main davit award on one of many Finnish Navy’s greatest newbuild tasks up to now. It is vitally constructive for us to be chosen to provide davits for a complete new class of ship and demonstrates each RMC’s and the navy’s confidence in our capacity to ship mission-critical tools. With the ability to enter the venture at an early stage has enabled us to raised perceive the navy’s davit necessities on the newbuilds and tailor davit designs in line with its particular wants. These deliveries have enabled us to develop standardized documentation for RMC and this provides us a aggressive benefit as we are able to present the required info with out prolonging the preliminary contractual course of,” says Vestdavit space gross sales supervisor Martin Sundgot Hansen.


Vestdavit will provide a complete of eight high-performing telescopic davits for the corvette quartet. The groundwork for this key davit contract was truly laid round 4 years in the past when Vestdavit first began working with RMC on the venture. RMC required an “in depth quantity” of data on davit specs upfront of the contract award and Vestdavit was capable of name on its out there assets based mostly on an intensive monitor document of comparable naval deliveries over the previous three a long time. The perseverance and the best technical options” have been key components in securing the landmark contract, in addition to the low upkeep requirement for Vestdavit tools that reduces lifecycle value. The contract will even require Vestdavit to ascertain a service base in Finland to help this supply, in addition to additional attainable orders within the wider Nordic area.

Based in 1975 in Bergen, Norway on the shores of the North Sea, Vestdavit takes its identify from the area during which it’s based mostly, Vestlandet, and the signature product for which it’s famend, the davit. Whereas its headquarters stay in Bergen, the place it designs and gives worldwide help for modern boat launch-and-recovery methods, Vestdavit has just lately expanded its world presence. In 2018, Vestdavit Inc. was opened in Seattle, United States, the place a small however devoted workforce serves the North American market. Additional enlargement was achieved in early 2020 with the acquisition of Vestdavit Manufacturing in Poland. Because of the takeover, Vestdavit doubled in measurement and gained management of its whole provide chain – from design by way of to supply – for the primary time in its historical past. In 2021 we expanded but once more by way of the opening of Vestdavit BV within the Netherlands with a purpose to solidify our operations in North-West Europe.