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March 21, 2022

Fincantieri delivers Italian Navy’s first PPA Thaon di Revel

Deliveries of the remaining six patrol vessels are expected to complete in 2026.

Fincantieri has delivered the first multi-purpose offshore patrol ship (PPA-Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura) to the Italian Navy.

A ceremony was held to mark the delivery of the vessel at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia.

Named as Paolo Thaon di Revel, the 143m-long OPV can accommodate a crew of around 135 personnel and cruise at a maximum speed of 32 knots.

The Italian shipbuilding company is under contract to build seven PPAs for the Italian Navy. The contract also includes construction of a logistic support ship and a landing helicopter dock.

In 2015, the Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation sur l’Armement (OCCAR), an international organisation for cooperation on arms, awarded the contract to the company as part of the Italian Navy’s fleet renewal programme.

Approved by the Italian Government and parliament, the renewal programme aims to replace the navy’s ageing vessels.

The multi-purpose offshore patrol ships are being developed at the company’s integrated shipyard at Riva Trigoso and Muggiano in Italy.

Deliveries of other six vessels are expected to complete by 2026.

The PPAs feature a combined diesel and gas turbine propulsion system. All the seven vessels will have different combat system configurations.

The vessel can carry a 11m-long high-speed Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB), which can be launched through lateral cranes or a hauling ramp.

Last month, the company held a technical launch of the fourth PPA ship, named ‘Giovanni delle Bande Nere’.

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