SIMA Peru Launches 5th and 6th New Coast Guard OPVs

July 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – SIMA PERÚ SA as the only State Company in the area of ​​Naval Industry and Mechanical Metal of the Corporation of public companies of Peru, fulfills its objectives within the framework of efficient management, which allow it to become a key instrument in the execution for continuity of the State Investment projects, which will have a high impact on the attention of the National Defense, in the face of natural disasters resulting from emergency situations and pandemics, being the main technological support for the Peruvian Navy.

Maritime Patrols 5 and 6, are the continuity in the execution of the Investment Project called “Recovery of the Capacity to carry out Surface Coast Guard Operations in the National Maritime Domain and Coast Guard Search and Rescue Operations in the Area, SAR” that includes the construction of ten (10) Maritime Patrols, will allow to increase the operations of control and vigilance of the maritime activities, as well as the prevention, dissuasion and repression of the illicit activities; in support of the operations carried out by the General Directorate of Captaincies and Coastguards throughout the Grau Sea, thus guaranteeing the security and defense of national interests, the well-being of the population and the economic deterioration of the country.

These modern Coast Guard Units have been built, in their SIMA CHIMBOTE Operation Center, under the most demanding quality standards of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), strengthening in the region the experience of projects in the CKD construction modality ( Complete Knock Down), as well as the acquisition of new shipbuilding technologies through joint work and technical assistance with the Korean company STX Corporation, in addition to technology transfer and joint development of weapons systems with Escribano Mechanical company & Engineering from Spain.

It is worth mentioning that the execution of this project for the construction of two Maritime Patrols, correspond to the Agreement signed between the Peruvian Navy and Los Servicios Industriales de la Marina SA (SIMA PERU) is an economic multiplier and integrator of national industries that have demanded, among others, the processing of up to 914 TPM (Dead Weight Tons) of steel, generating work for approximately 1,200 people (direct and indirect), as well as a number of places in the related or concurrent activities of local national companies and MYPES in the region . Likewise, these projects allow reducing gaps and is an effective instrument to boost economic activity, generating synergies that promote the participation of the private sector and economic growth,

These patrol boats will join the first four (04) units delivered to the Peruvian Navy, to exercise maritime security, national defense functions in order to ensure the safety of human life at sea, protection of the environment , combat illegal fishing, piracy and drug trafficking.

The protocol act was attended by the President of the Council of Ministers, Pedro Cateriano Bellido; Defense Minister Walter Martos Ruiz; Chief of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces, Army General César Augusto Astudillo Salcedo; Commander General of the Peruvian Navy, Admiral Fernando Cerdán Ruiz; Chief of the General Staff of the Navy and Chairman of the Board of SIMA PERÚ, Vice Admiral Manuel Váscones Morey; General Director of the Marine Material, Vice Admiral Silvio Javier Alva Villamón, Executive Director of the Industrial Services of the Navy SIMA PERÚ SA, Rear Admiral Javier Bravo de Rueda Delgado and the Head of the SIMA CHIMBOTE Operation Center, Captain César Fishel Tello Berenstein, among other authorities.