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Fincantieri at the celebration of the arrival in Qatar of corvette and OPV

The Group has also inaugurated its offices in Doha; the units will soon be in service

The arrival in Qatar of the “Al Zubarah” corvette and the OPV – Offshore Patrol Vessel “Musherib”, built at the integrated military shipyard of Riva Trigoso and Muggiano, was celebrated with a ceremony at the Umm Al Houl base, at the presence of Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. 

For the occasion, the company was represented by Chairman Claudio Graziano and Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Pierroberto Folgiero. A delegation from the client country led by Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs and Staff Major General Abdulla Bin Hassan Al Sulaiti, Commander of the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces, also attended. The vessels will soon enter service for the upcoming "FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022". 

Then were also inaugurated the offices of Fincantieri Services Doha. The company will follow the Group’s activities in the area for the program signed by Fincantieri with the Ministry of Defense of Qatar in 2016, which envisages 4 corvettes over 100 meters long, two OPVs and one amphibious vessel (LPD – Landing Platform Dock) as well as support services in Qatar for further 10 years after the delivery of the vessels. 

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency