Fincantieri delivers third Al Zubarah-class corvette to Qatar
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has delivered the third Al Zubarah-class corvette Al Khor to Qatari Emiri Navy.
As informed, the delivery of the vessel took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard.
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 will be 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 will be able to accommodate 112 persons on board.
Furthermore, the corvettes will be capable of operating high-speed boats such as RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) through lateral cranes or a hauling ramp located at the far stern. The flight deck and hangar are sized for hosting one NH90 helicopter.
Fincantieri delivered the second vessel in the class Damsah in April 2022.