Fincantieri Delivers Last Two OPVs for Bangladesh Coast Guard

On October 12th, Fincantieri delivered the last two of four Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) in Muggiano (La Spezia) to the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG). This was through the upgrading and conversion of the “Minerva” class corvettes, decommissioned by the Italian Navy. These are the “Urania” and “Danaide” vessels, renamed “KARAMUZZAMAN” and “MANSOOR ALI”, which have been retired from the national fleet in March 2016 and shortly after arrived at Fincantieri’s dock in Genova, where the upgrading and conversion activities started. The units have been completed at the Integrated naval shipyard…

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Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine Awarded Contract to Build LCS 27

The U.S. Navy awarded the Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine team a contract to build an additional LCS. The contract value is under the 2017 congressional cost cap of $584 million per ship. LCS 27 will be built at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, the Midwest’s only naval shipyard, and is the 14th Freedom-variant LCS ordered by the U.S. Navy to date. “We are excited to continue our partnership with the U.S. Navy to build and deliver these capable ships to the fleet,” said Joe DePietro, vice president of small surface…

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Launch of a French-Italian roadmap to strengthen naval defence cooperation

September 27, 2017 – Naval Group and Fincantieri welcome today’s decision of the French and Italian governments to launch a joint process paving the way for the future creation of a progressive alliance in the naval defense sector. The two groups will play a key role in the steering committee that will be launched within the next few days with the objective to define by June 2018 a roadmap detailing the principles of the future alliance. Furthermore, the agreement reached today by the two Governments on the shareholding structure of…

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Philly Shipyard Member of USCG Heavy Polar Icebreaker Design Team

April 6, 2017 – Philly Shipyard is teaming with Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG) to compete for the detail design and construction of the next generation heavy polar icebreaker for the United States Coast Guard (USCG).  The USCG recently selected five shipyards to each conduct an industry study to help refine the vessel’s key features and performance requirements. Over the next year, FMG and Philly Shipyard, along with the naval architecture and marine engineering firm, VARD, will develop a baseline icebreaker design, cost estimate and project schedule and then refine them…

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VARD to Maintain Five Norwegian Coast Ships Vessels

March 6, 2017 – Vard Holdings Limited, one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, is pleased to announce that it has secured a framework agreement for the maintenance of five Coast Guard vessels for the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization. The total contract value is approximately NOK 48 million over a period of four years. The framework agreement includes ship maintenance and corrective maintenance of the Norwegian Coast Guard’s Nornen series of five vessels. The agreement stretches over a period of four years with options for three…

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US Coast Guard awards multiple contracts for heavy polar icebreaker industry studies

February 22, 2017 – The U.S. Coast Guard awarded five firm fixed-price contracts for heavy polar icebreaker design studies and analysis Wednesday. The contracts were awarded to the following recipients: Bollinger Shipyards, LLC, Lockport, Louisiana; Fincantieri Marine Group, LLC, Washington, District of Columbia; General Dynamics/National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, California; Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi; and VT Halter Marine, Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi. The combined total value of the awards is approximately $20 million. The objective of the studies are to identify design and systems approaches to reduce acquisition cost and…

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Fincantieri-Led Team Submits Army MSV-L Proposal

February 7, 2017 – Fincantieri Marine Group announced today the submission of its proposal for the United States Army Maneuver Support Vessel – Light. Fincantieri leads an elite industry team comprised of CNIM, the designer of the Catamaran Landing Craft (L-CAT); Oshkosh Defense, a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life sustainment services; and other specialist partners, including Watercraft Logistics and FEDITC. Fincantieri Marinette Marine, the prime contractor, has extensive experience in managing U.S. Government programs of great complexity and requiring serial production, such as the U.S. Navy’s Littoral…

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Fincantieri to build two more response boats for Jordan

February 1, 2017 – The U.S.-based Fincantieri Marinette Marine announced it has received a contract supply another two boats to the The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The contract for the two Response Boats–Medium (RB-Ms) vessels was issued by the U.S. Coast Guard and will be delivered under the foreign military sales contract. This award brings the total number of RB-M’s built by team RB-M to 176. The new boats will be upgraded for the Jordanian Navy’s specific mission requirements and will be constructed by Vigor in one of its Seattle, Washington facilities. “Fincantieri Marinette Marine…

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