Heinen & Hopman is proud to have been chosen to supply the HVAC for four Tamandaré-class frigates. The Tamandaré class are a new class of future general purpose frigates for the Brazilian Navy, based on the MEKO family of ships.
The project is being developed by the Brazil Ministry of Defence and the Águas Azuis consortium, composed of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), Embraer Defense and Security and Atech. The construction of the four MEKO A-100-class frigates will begin in 2022 and they are scheduled to be delivered between 2025 and 2029.
In June 2020, TKMS selected Heinen & Hopman to supply the vessels’ HVAC systems. The scope of this contract consists of the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of the HVAC systems.
Heinen & Hopman has a very well proven track record in the international maritime industry with more than 15.000 vessels supplied with their highly sophisticated and capable HVAC systems. Over forty navies around the globe already operate with a Heinen & Hopman HVAC system onboard their vessels.
An important requirement for the Tamandaré project is maximizing local Brazilian participation and materiel in the project. With a subsidiary active in Brazil for over nine years, Heinen & Hopman have established a network of long-term relationships with Brazilian suppliers and clients across the maritime sector.
Eder Tontini, manager of Heinen & Hopman Brazil remarked: “The aim is to maximize local Brazilian content. Local education and training plays a key role in offering the expected Heinen & Hopman quality all over the world, with the aim to include local content. This project is a big opportunity to continue to strengthen our local presence in and commitment to the Brazilian maritime industry.”