Genoa, 24th April, 2018

The delivery ceremony of the FREMM Ship “Federico Martinengo” was held today at the Fincantieri Muggiano shipyard in La Spezia (Italy).

This Vessel is the seventh FREMM Unit delivered to the Italian Navy according to the contractual schedule and without pending activities. The Unit, which was launched on March 4th 2017, accomplished the first seagoing only 4 months after the launch ceremony, and towards the accomplishment of all contractual tests, other 16 seagoings followed.

By means of the delivery of this Unit, the Italian Navy enlarges its fleet and now looks forward to the eighth FREMM Ship, Antonio Marceglia, which was launched in line with the contractual schedule on February 3rd, 2018.

The delivery ceremony, enriched by the presence of the Ship’s Godmother, Mrs. Mina de Caro, widow of the Captain Giuseppe Porcelli, shows an extremely efficient and well-proven industrial team work. Orizzonte Sistemi Navali, Joint Venture between Fincantieri (51%) and Leonardo (49%), as prime contractor for Italy of the Italian-French FREMM Program, coordinated the construction works in collaboration with Fincantieri as ship platform design authority, Leonardo as combat system supplier , MBDA as missile system supplier.

It has to be mentioned the tight collaboration with the OCCAR FREMM Programme Division and with all the Departments of the Italian Navy, the final Client, in its government components (NAVARM, MARISTAT, MARICOMLOG, MARINALLES), which have been fundamental in order to achieve this success.

The ceremony was attended, among others, by Mr. Giacomo Sardina, CEO of Orizzonte Sistemi Navali, by Mr. Angelo Fusco, Fincantieri’s SVP Naval Vessels Business Unit, by Mr. Arturo Alfonso-Meiriño, OCCAR Director, by Admiral Matteo Bisceglia, NAVARM Director and by Rear Admiral Livio Ceccobelli, President of the Ship’s Acceptance Commission.

The Ship “Federico Martinengo” represents a technological excellence appreciated by the most advances Navies worldwide. The Unit provides a high degree of flexibility and the capability to operate in a wide range of scenarios and in all tactical situations: it is 144 meters long, has a breadth of 19,7 m and a displacement at full load of approximately 6,700 tons; it has been designed for achieving a maximum speed of over 27 knots and providing accommodation up to 200 people.