The vessel, named KRI Klewang,  expected to be fully operational in 2013.
The vessel, named KRI Klewang, expected to be fully operational in 2013.

The vessel, named KRI Klewang, has a wave-piercer trimaran hull form and its external 'stealth' geometry and features are intended to reduce detection. All the ship's structural parts are constructed of a carbon fibre/ vinyl ester sandwich structure. An infusion process was used to produce the composite parts.

The ship is the result of a 24-month research, design and development collaboration with New Zealand naval architects LOMOcean Design Ltd and it represents a significant step forward in the use of advanced warship building technologies in countries outside of Europe and the US.

North Sea Boats, the trade name of PT. Lundin Industry Invest headquartered in East Java, Indonesia, notes that the use of carbon foam sandwich composites on this scale in naval application is unprecedented outside of Scandinavia and is representative of the current state of the art in both maritime composites structural engineering and production technology.

Extensive sea trials and tests of the ship will commence in October.
 


The North Sea Boats press release about this ship is available to download on the right.