Truflo Marine attends the ‘Launch of Duncan’



In Autumn 2010, representatives from Truflo Marine Limited were most honoured to attend the launch of Duncan, the sixth-of-class Type 45 Anti-Air Warfare Destroyer. The Type 45 Destroyer is arguably the most advanced warship in the world and represents a quantum leap in surface warship design and capability reflecting ground breaking innovation and foresight.

The launch event, which took place at the BAE Surface Ships’ Govan Shipyard in Glasgow included displays by the Royal Navy, Glasgow Science Centre and Royal Marines Band. The team who attended from Truflo thoroughly enjoyed the event particularly the opportunity to witness the associated traditions.

It was with a sense of pride that Truflo attended the launch event given that they have been supplying valves to BAE Systems for over 30 years and were privileged and honoured to be nominated as the single source supplier for all of the valves on the T45 project. A demanding project, this involved supplying and project managing approximately 3,600 valves per ship in a six ship build programme. No less than eighteen sub suppliers were project managed by Truflo to ensure that the build programme ran smoothly. A fundamental part of Truflo’s service has been to provide BAE with full integrated logistical support covering the production of manuals and spares information.

Truflo Marine is equally proud of its connections with BAE Systems Submarine Solutions; over the last 30 years valves have been supplied for the Upholder, Vanguard, Trafalgar, Swiftsure and currently the formidable Astute Class Submarines.

Main Design Features:

Displacement: c. 8,000 Tonnes
Length: 152.4 Metres
Maximum Beam: 21.2 Metres
Speed: 27 Knots+
Range: 7,000 nautical miles at 18 knots


Truflo Marine Ltd. Tel: 0121 327 4789
Website: www.truflomarine.com

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 16


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