THE GABON ORDERS 2 OFFSHORE PATROL VESSELS - 291014

29/10/2014

Gabonese Navy signs contract with PIRIOU  

for 2 offshore patrol vessels" 

 

M. Ernest MPHOUHO EPIGAT, defence minister for the Gabonese Republic, and M. Pascal PIRIOU, chairman and CEO of PIRIOU, today signed in the presence of M. Jean-Yves LE DRIAN, France’s defence minister, a contract to supply two offshore patrol vessels to the Gabonese Navy. 

 

PIRIOU is to deliver in mid-2015, through subsidiary PIRIOU NAVAL SERVICES, a modern 54m patrol vessel of the P400 class. 

PIRIOU is to deliver in mid-2016 a 58m offshore patrol vessel (OPV50) from the KERSHIP range, the latter being the principal contractor and CHANTIERS PIRIOU undertaking construction.  

 

The contract also includes initial crew training, supplied by DCI / NAVFCO.  

 

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