Fincantieri has delivered the second Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) ‘Sheraouh’ to the Qatari Ministry of Defense at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard in Italy.
Delivery of the vessel took place in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State of Qatar for Defense Affairs H.E. Dr. Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah and the Italian Minister of Defense, Hon. Lorenzo Guerini.
The €4 billion program involves construction of two OPVs, four 100 meter-long corvettes and one Landing Platform Dock (LPD).
The OPV ‘Sheraouh’, has been designed in compliance with the rules for naval ships classification (RINAMIL) for Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) rules and is a flexible type of ship capable of performing services including maritime combat and surveillance. The 63 meter-long, 9.2 meter-wide vessel has a maximum speed of 30 knots and it accommodates as many as 38 crew members.
The keel laying of the LPD took place in Palermo in May, with Fincantieri delivering ‘Damsah’, the second of four corvettes, in Muggiano in April.