Construction Begins in Italy on Fourth FREMM Frigate

By Keith Henderson at April 14, 2011 10:59
Filed Under: Company News, General
Construction of the fourth FREMM European multimission frigate has begun at Fincantieri's shipyard in Riva Trigoso, Sestri Levante, Italy. The Italian Navy plan ten ships built by Fincantieri: the French Navy plan to take a total of eleven ships, to be built by DCNS at Brest and at Toulon. The Moroccan Navy has ordered one frigate from DCNS for delivery in 2013 and the Greek Navy has expressed interest for four FREMMs with an option for two more. The ship length is 113 m, beam 19 m and displacement 5,600 tonnes and uses a CODLAG propulsion arrangement. Under diesel electric power the maximum speed is 15 kn and when combined with the gas turbine 28 kn. [More]

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