Umoe Mandal has been awarded contract for three shipsets of composite mast and SCOT Sponsons structures for the UK Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ships, designed and manufactured by BAE Systems.

Integrated package of mast and SCOT Sponsons structures will be manufactured at Umoe Mandal’s highly-specialized facilities for building of high-performance commercial and navy vessels and advanced components in composite materials, with first shipset delivery scheduled for fall 2019.

“This contract further strengthens Umoe Mandal’s long-standing partnership with BAE Systems, to whom we have delivered close to eighty gun cupolas since 1998”, said Tom Harald Svennevig, CEO, Umoe Mandal. “We are honoured to have been once again selected as the preferred supplier of critical ship structures amongst a group of highly reputable international contractors that have contended to participate in this program”.

Type 26 Global Combat Ship program is headed by UK Ministry of Defence and BAE Systems to develop a highly capable and versatile multi-mission warship for the UK Royal Navy, to support anti-submarine warfare, air defence, general purpose and humanitarian assistance operations. The first ship is schedule to enter service in the 2020s.

Type 26 Global Combat Ship main vessel specifications:

 Main dimensions:

  • Displacement 6,900 tonnes
  • Length 149.9 metres
  • Maximum beam 20.8 metres


  • Top speed 26+ knots
  • Range in excess of 7,000 nautical miles in Electric-Motor (EM) drive


  • 2 x electric motors
  • 4 high speed diesel generators
  • Gas turbine direct drive


  • Accommodation, health and recreation services for 208 crew and 157 core complement