T. Mariotti wins deal to build two auxiliary units for Italian Navy

T. Mariotti has been awarded the public tender procedure in favour of the Italian Navy for the construction of two auxiliary units of the type Coastal Motor Transport and Lighthouse Servicing (MTC/MTF).

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As informed, the company signed the construction contract with the Naval Armaments Directorate of the General Secretariat of Defence/DNA.

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The two new ships are part of a larger program of acquisitions. The country wants to  support to the maintenance activities of the Lighthouse Service and maritime signalling, as well as the transport of vehicles, personnel, and solid and liquid cargo in national and international waters.

Specifically, the two units will be characterized by a high degree of flexibility in use and modularity, with technical and construction features that will enable them to carry out the operational activities for which they will be intended.

According to the company, they will ensure a set of “functionalities” that can be integrated and activated as required, through the embarkation of deployable modules in the aft working area.

The shipyard is currently engaged in the construction of the SDO-SuRS (Special and Diving Operations – Submarine Rescue Ship) – the first military order won by T. Mariotti, part of the Genova Industrie Navali Group.

The keel-laying ceremony for the vessel took place in April 2023.