Fincantieri held a steel cutting ceremony for the second Logistic Support Ship (LSS) for the Italian Navy on Wednesday.
The ceremony took place at the Castellammare di Stabia shipyard, where the LSS will be entirely built and delivered in 2025.
The value of the contract is approx. €410 million including the combat system and includes an option for a third ship.
Fincantieri is currently building seven multi-purpose offshore patrol vessels (PPA) for the Italy Navy – the first one, “Thaon di Revel”, was delivered in March. The company is also constructing a “Trieste” Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) for the service. Last year the Group delivered the “Vulcano” LSS, a vessel launched at the Castellammare di Stabia shipyard. That project was also acquired by the French Navy for the definition of the Flotlog program, a series of units built in partnership with the same shipyard.
All three types of ships can be used in a complementary way even for non-military-related activities, such as, for example, supporting civil protection in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Moreover, their environmental impact is low, thanks to advanced low pollution emission generators and electric-drive propulsion motors and biological waste control systems.