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Fincantieri to build the forward sections of the frENCH lss vessels


Fincantieri will build the forward sections of the French LSS vessels for the French Navy based on the Italian "Vulcano" design. 

The Italian group has been awarded an order from Chantiers de l' Atlantique (CdA) for the construction of the forward sections of the four French LSS vessels.

The forward sections will be built in Castellammare di Stabia (Naples), as for the "Vulcano" vessel, with deliveries to Chantiers de l' Atlantique scheduled between 2021 and 2027.

LSS design©OCCAR

The contract is part of the FLOTLOG (Flotte logistique) programme, which provides for the contruction of four Logistic Support Ships (LSS) for the French Navy by the temporary consortium between Chantiers de l' Atlantique and Naval Group under the Franco-Italian LSS Programme led by OCCAR  on behalf of DGA, the French Armament General Directorate, and its Italian counterpart, NAVARM. In this context, Chantiers de l' Atlantique and Naval Group agreed to outsource the construction of the forward sections of the four vessels to Fincantieri. 

The LSS project, as well as the one for the other vessels of the multi-year program for the renewal of the Italian Navy's fleet, features a high level of innovation providing a considerable degree of efficiency and flexibility in serving different mission profiles. 

The LSS combines capacity to transport and transfer to other transport vessels used for liquid loads (diesel fuel, jet fuel, fresh water) and solid loads (emergency spare parts, food and ammunitions).