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Fincantieri Sees Technical Launch Of The First-in-class Patrol Vessel For Qatar

Fincantieri sees technical launch of the first-in-class patrol vessel for Qatar

La Spezia, Italy (PortSEurope) September 20, 2020 – Fincantieri SpA has completed the technical launch of the first-in-class patrol vessel (OPV – Offshore Patrol Vessel) “Musherib”, ordered by the Qatari Ministry of Defence. The vessel, to be delivered in 2022 and whose design is consistent with the RINAMIL for Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) rules, will be a flexible type of ship capable of performing several
services, from surveillance to combat functions. The Qatar contract, worth nearly €4 billion, envisages the supply of seven surface vessels, including four corvettes, one amphibious vessel (LPD – Landing Platform Dock), and two patrol vessels (OPV) as well as support services in Qatar for further 10 years after the delivery of the vessels. All the units are entirely built in Fincantieri’s Italian shipyards, ensuring continuity to the activities until 2024 as well as guaranteeing an important impact on the main Italian defense companies. It took place at the Muggiano yard, La Spezia, in the presence of the Italian Minister of Defence Lorenzo Guerini, of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Qatar Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, of the Chief of Staff of the Qatari Emiri Navy Maj. Gen. Abdulla Hassan Al Suleiti, and of the Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy, Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone, welcomed by the Chairman and CEO of Fincantieri, Giampiero Massolo and Giuseppe Bono. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.

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