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Fourth OPV for Portugal floated out

20 September 2017

Portuguese shipbuilder West Sea-Estaleiros Navais floated out a fourth new Viana do Castelo-class NPO (Navio de Patrulha Oceanica) offshore patrol vessel (OPV) on 13 September.

NRP Setubal displaces 1,868 tons, has an overall length of 83.10 m, a 12.95 m beam, and a top speed of 21 kt. (Portuguese Navy)NRP Setubal displaces 1,868 tons, has an overall length of 83.10 m, a 12.95 m beam, and a top speed of 21 kt. (Portuguese Navy)

The OPV, designated Setúbal (P363) , is the second of an additional two OPVs under construction in a contract worth approximately EUR77 million (USD84 million) awarded to a consortium comprising West Sea and Thales subsidiary EDISOFT in July 2015. Setúbal is scheduled to be commissioned in June 2018, while sister ship Sines (P362) , which was launched on 3 May 2017, will be delivered in September 2018.

Fittings include a Leonardo Medusa MK4/B electro-optical fire control system; iXblue Quadrans inertial navigation system; Palfinger FRSQ 600 and FRSQ 700 rescue boats; EID’s integrated communications system; Wärtsilä propulsion; Furuno Electric's FAR-3230 F-band and FAR-3220 I-band navigation radars; a 30 mm Leonardo MARLIN WS remote weapon station; and the EDISOFT/Rolls-Royce integrated platform management system.

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