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26 May 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 08:38 GMT+2

January 24, 2020

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Fincantieri strengthens its strategic partnership with the Qatar's Ministry of Defense

Possible orders for other ships

The Fincantieri Naval Group and the Ministry of Defence Qatar, through Barzan Holdings, a company owned by the 100% from the department and responsible for the enhancement of military capabilities of the state's armed forces, have signed a memorandum of understanding in Doha (aimed at strengthening strategic partnership through evaluation and new technologies and capabilities that - specified the company could lead to the future acquisition of new units as early as 2020.

The MoU's programmes include, among others, design, construction and management of the naval base, management of the entire naval fleet, the implementation of new technologies such as Digital Radar and Cyber Security supplying new naval units and submarines state-of-the-art.

The signing took place between the CEO of Fincantieri, Giuseppe Bono and, for the Ministry of Defence Qatar, the president of Barzan Holding, Nasser Al Naimi, at the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Defense, Khalid Bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, and the top of the forces country's armies.

Pointing out that the cartel implements the strategic relationship Fincantieri and the Qatari Armed Forces strategy for developing the Italian company's business in Middle East, Fincantieri recalled that he had signed in fact in the June 2016 a major contract with the Ministry of Defence Qatar, worth almost four billion euros, for the supply of seven surface ships currently under investigation Italian shipyards in the group. The contract includes the construction of four corvettes of more than 100 lengths an amphibious ship (LPD) and two Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) and Qatar for a further ten years after the delivery of the Unit. Fincantieri also recalled that in order to strengthen its position in the Middle East chessboard has further Fincantieri Services Middle East, based in Doha, which will be at the heart of all service and service activities post-sale on the group's military ships in the country.


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