Damen’s Galati shipyard built 3rd patrol vessel for Tunisian navy

Newsroom 14/08/2018 | 15:19

Romania’s Galati shipyard, owned by the Dutch group Damen, has completed the third Offshore Patrol Vessel for Tunisia’s Ministry of Defense, the group said.

Damen has won a contract from the Tunisian Ministry of Defense to build four Multi Service Offshore Patrol Vessel (MSOPV) 1400 patrol vessels in 2016.

Built to Bureau Veritas classification standards, Tunisia’s Damen MSOPV 1400 vessels have a length of 72 m, a 12.7 m beam, and a 3.75 m draft. The vessels have a standard displacement of 1,284 tonnes or up to 1,877 tonnes fully loaded.

The third OPV, Hannon, commenced initial sea trials in the Black Sea on June 26 and was completed on July 27, one day before the deadline. On August 11, the ship has begun navigating towards Tunisian port Bizerte.

On June 25, the Tunisian Navy commissioned its second MSOPV 1400 build in Galati at the port of La Goulette.

Powered by two Caterpillar engines, with a total power rating of 7060 kW, the nominal top speed is 20 kt, but this limit has been exceeded on sea trials with speeds approaching 22 kt.

Syphax (P 611), the second of four MSOPV 1400s on order for the Tunisian Navy, was delivered to Tunisia the previous month after completing construction at Damen’s shipyard in Galati, Romania, on May 2.

First-of-class Jugurtha was delivered in early March. The last of four vessels is scheduled to be completed in October.

BR Magazine | Latest Issue

Download PDF or read online: July August 2022 Issue | Business Review Magazine

The June 2022 issue of Business Review Magazine is now available in digital format, featuring the main cover story titled “Companies Embracing Sustainability For A Better Future” Read it online
Newsroom | 02/08/2022 | 10:15

You will receive a download link for the latest issue of Business Review Magazine in PDF format, based on the completion of the form below.

I agree with the Privacy policy of business-review.eu
I agree with the storage and handling of my data by business-review.eu

Close ×

We use cookies for keeping our website reliable and secure, personalising content and ads, providing social media features and to analyse how our website is used.

Accept & continue