Peruvian Navy Takes Delivery of OPVs Rio Locumba and Rio Tumbes

March 17, 2021 (Google Translation) – With the presence of civil and military authorities, the National Pavilion of the Maritime Patrols BAP “RÍO TUMBES” and BAP “RÍO LOCUMBA” were affirmed, Units that will be added to the first four (4) delivered to the Peruvian Navy; to perform functions of maritime security, national defense, safety of human life at sea, protection of the environment, combat illegal fishing, piracy and drug trafficking.

Built in our CHIMBOTE Operation Center, with the most demanding quality standards of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), under the construction modality CKD (Complete Knock Down) and technical assistance with the Korean company STX Corporation, which a at the same time, it allowed the transfer of technology and the capture of new shipbuilding technologies. There was also the technical support of the company Escribano Mechanical & Engineering of Spain, for the joint development of the weapon systems.

This project was executed as part of the Specific Collaboration Agreement signed with the Peruvian Navy. It had a multiplying and integrating effect, in addition to the SIMA workforce, since it allowed the participation of different national companies, generating more than 1,200 jobs (direct and indirect) needed to process about 400 tons of steel and make the installation of the different systems that make up these vessels.

The ability to stay long in the area of ​​operations and its ability to intercept vessels at high speeds, without compromising their autonomy, as well as the optimal use of space and the breadth of operational, administrative and habitability compartments, are some of the main advantages of these patrol boats.

Data: They have a length of 55.30 meters, 8.50 meters of beam, maximum displacement of 500 tons, maximum speed of 23 knots, autonomy of 3600 nautical miles, 02 rib boats of 45 knots and 01 logistics boat of 30 knots, capacity for one provision of 25 crew members, plus 14 crew members from the interdiction and boarding group.

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