Fincantieri to supply two PPAs for Indonesia under €1.18 billion deal

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and the Indonesian Ministry of Defence have signed a 1.18-billion-euro contract for the supply of two PPA Units. 


According to Fincantieri, PPA is a highly flexible ship and has the capacity to serve multiple functions, ranging from patrol with sea rescue capacity to Civil Protection operations and first-line fighting vessel.

The vessel is capable of operating high-speed vessels such as RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) up to 11 meters long, with launching through lateral cranes or a hauling ramp located at the far stern. The vessel’s characteristics are:

  • 143 meters long overall;
  • Speed more than 32 knots according to vessel configuration and operational conditions;
  • Crew of about 170 persons;
  • Equipped with a combined diesel, a gas turbine plant (CODAG) and an electric propulsion system;
  • Capacity to supply drinking water to land.

As part of the transaction, Fincantieri will act as the prime contractor towards the Indonesian Ministry of Defence and will specifically coordinate the other industrial partners, including Leonardo, for the customization of the ships’ combat system and the provision of related logistic services. The parties will define the relevant agreements in compliance with the applicable legislation, including that relating to transactions between related parties.

The ships subject to the order – originally destined for the Italian Navy – are currently under construction and fitting at the Integrated Shipyard in Riva Trigoso-Muggiano.

The interest of the Indonesian Ministry of Defence in PPA Units stems from the Maritime Campaign in the Far East of Francesco Morosini, the second ship of the Italian Navy’s PPA class, which also stopped over in Indonesia in July 2023. 

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