The arrival in Qatar of the corvette “Al Zubarah” and the patrol vessel (OPV – Offshore Patrol Vessel) “Musherib”, built at the integrated military shipyard of Riva Trigoso and Muggiano, was celebrated with a ceremony at the base of Umm Al Houl in the presence of the Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.
For the occasion, Fincantieri was represented by the Chairman Claudio Graziano and by the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager Pierroberto Folgiero. A delegation from the client country was present led by Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs and by Staff Major General Abdulla Bin Hassan Al Sulaiti, Commander of the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces. The units will soon enter service at the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Afterwards, the offices of Fincantieri Services Doha were also inaugurated, which will follow the Group’s activities in the area for the national naval acquisition program signed in 2016 by Fincantieri with the Ministry of Defense of Qatar, which provides for the supply of 4 corvettes. over 100 meters long, 2 OPVs and an amphibious ship (LPD – Landing Platform Dock) with related support services for a further 10 years after delivery of the units.