Indonesia Orders Fincantieri PPA Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Ships worth €1.2B

Fincantieri will deliver PPA ships originally built for the Italian navy
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 08:58 AM, March 28, 2024
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Indonesia Orders Fincantieri PPA Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Ships worth €1.2B
Multipurpose Offshore Patrol ship PPA @Fincantieri

Fincantieri and the Indonesian Ministry of Defence have signed a €1.18 billion contract for the supply of two PPA multipurpose offshore patrol ships.

The PPA has the capacity to serve multiple functions, ranging from patrol with sea rescue capability to Civil Protection operations and serving as a first-line fighting vessel.

The ships subject to the order, originally destined for the Italian Navy, are currently under construction and fitting at the Integrated Shipyard in Riva Trigoso-Muggiano.

The interest of the Indonesian Ministry of Defence in PPA Units stems from the Maritime Campaign in the Far East of the Francesco Morosini, the second ship of the Italian Navy's PPA class, which also stopped over in Indonesia in July 2023.

As part of the transaction, Fincantieri will act as the prime contractor toward the Indonesian Ministry of Defence and will specifically coordinate with other industrial partners, including Leonardo, for the customization of the ships' combat system and the provision of related logistic services. The parties will define the relevant agreements in compliance with applicable legislation, including that relating to transactions between related parties.

The effectiveness of the contract is subject to necessary authorizations from competent authorities, the company said.

With a length of 143 meters overall, the PPA provides ample space for its operational needs. Its speed exceeds 32 knots, a feature that ensures swift response times in various operational conditions. The vessel accommodates a crew of approximately 170 persons. Its propulsion system features a combined diesel and gas turbine plant (CODAG) alongside an electric propulsion system, ensuring reliable performance. Additionally, the PPA Unit has the capacity to supply drinking water to land.

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