September 25, 2017
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Fincantieri to upgrade OPV for Malta
Fincantieri has been awarded a contract by the Armed Forces of Malta for the upgradationof P61, an Offshore Patrol Vessel. The upgrading activities, which provide for the overall of many of the ship board systems are aimed at improving the reaction capability of the unit . The works, which are estimated at 7 million Euro, are scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2017 and will last about 6months. Offshore Patrol Vessel P61 is over 53 meters long and was built and delivered by Fincantieri’s shipyard of Muggiano to the Armed Forces of Malta in 2005. It is a modified variant of the “Diciotti” Class Patrol Boat, built by Fincantieri for the Italian Coast Guard . At the end of the refit , the vessel will be given a new lease of life with a significant extension to its operating life.