Fincantieri hands over 2nd Qatari Al Zubarah-class corvette

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has delivered Damsah, the second of four Al Zubarah-class corvettes, to the Qatari Ministry of Defence.

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The delivery ceremony took place at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard on 28 April 2022.

The Al Zubarah-class corvettes, designed consistent with the RINAMIL rules, will be highly flexible and capable of fulfilling different kinds of tasks, from surveillance with sea rescue capacities to being fighting vessels.

They are about 107 meters long, 14.70 meters wide, and equipped with a combined diesel and diesel plant (CODAD), with a maximum speed of 28 knots.

The units are able to accommodate 112 persons on board.

Furthermore, the corvettes are capable of operating high-speed boats such as rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) through lateral cranes or a hauling ramp located at the far stern. The flight deck and hangar are sized for hosting one NH90 helicopter.

In October 2021, Fincantieri handed over the first Al Zubarah-class corvette to Qatar.

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A month ago, the shipbuilder also launched the fourth unit from the batch, the corvette Sumaysimah.