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Renewal Plan Full Blast

Renewal Plan Full Blast 13 July, 2017

Fincantieri held a steel cutting ceremony of the multipurpose amphibious unit (LHD or Landing Helicopter Dock) on order for Italian Navy on 12 July. Being built under the renewal plan of the Italian Navy vessels that started in May 2015, the new platform will be delivered in 2022. 

The unit will be approximately 200 meters long with a maximum speed of 25 knots. It will be equipped with a combined diesel and gas turbine plant (CODOG) and will be able to accommodate on board over one thousand people. 

The renewal of the Italian Navy’s fleet foresees the construction of seven Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Ships (PPA), with other three in option, as well as the logistic support ship (LSS) “Vulcano”. 

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