Thursday, February 26, 2015

Work Starts on the Eighth Vessel In the FREMM Program


Trieste February 25, 2015 - Today, at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Riva Trigoso (Sestri Levante, Genoa), there was the ceremony to mark the cutting of the first sheeting for the eighth Fremm vessel.
This is a further step in the European Multi Mission Frigate construction program, the most important joint initiative to date among European industries in the Naval Defence field.
The ship will be 144 metres long, 19.7 metres wide with a displacement at full load of approximately 6,500 tons.
Capable of reaching speeds of over 27 knots, the vessel will have an availability of 200 berths and a crew of 145.
This is a highly flexible vessel, able to operate in a wide range of scenarios, especially in patrolling and safeguarding the Mediterranean area.
The prime contractor for Italy on the Fremm program is Orizzonte Sistemi Navali.
The current framework of the program includes the construction of ten vessels in ltaly.

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