7 November 2009
Delivery ceremony of KD. Tun Razak (photo : Navantia)
This morning (5 Nov '09), at the shipyard in Cartagena, Navantia held the delivery ceremony of the Scorpene-class submarine "Tun Razak", the second of two boats that the consortium formed by the French company DCNS and NAVANTIA built for the Royal Malaysian Navy. The contract was signed in June 2002.
The ceremony was presided by the Chief of Navy Malaysia, Tan Sri Dato 'Sri Haji Abdul Aziz Jaafar, and attended by the Malaysian ambassador to Spain, Dato' Mohammad Naimun Ashakli, and Aurelio Martinez, President of Navantia.
The submarine "Tun Razak" was launched and christened in a ceremony held at the Cartagena shipyard on 8 October 2008, an event that was chaired by Their Majesties the Kings of Malaysia, and is the second of a two-submarine contract. The first boat, christened “Tunku Abdul Rahman," was delivered to the navy of Asian nation on 26 January 2009 in Toulon (France).
According to the program, the stern sections are built by Navantia and the bow sections by DNCS. The first submarine was assembled and delivered by the French shipyard in Cherbourg, and the second here, at the Cartagena shipyard.
The main features of the submarine are:
- Length: 66.40 m
- Beam: 6.20 m.
- Draft: 5.40 m.
- Pressure hull diameter: 6.20 m
- Surface Displacement: 1,525 T
- Submerged Displacement: 1,670 T
- Maximum speed: *submerged: 20 kts *surfaced: 12 kts
- Autonomy: 45 days - Crew: 31