Naval Group delivers UAE’s second Gowind corvette

The delivery ceremony of the Gowind corvette Al Emarat, ordered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Naval Group, took place on June 27, 2024, in Lorient.

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Al Emarat is the second Gowind corvette ordered by the UAE to Naval Group in 2019. Built in Lorient and launched in May 2022, the ship started its sea trials in October 2023, at the time when the first corvette, Bani Yas, was delivered.

The Al Emarat crew will continue in France its operational ship training provided as part of the service solutions offered by Naval Group.

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The vessel will begin its transit to the UAE under the Emirati flag in July, with an expected arrival in Abu Dhabi in August.

“I am very honoured to be with you on this symbolic day for Naval Group as we deliver the second Gowind Al Emarat to the UAE Navy. Naval Group has demonstrated its unwavering commitment to the success of the Bani Yas program, in close cooperation with the UAE Navy, and we are proud today to welcome our Emirati guests for the flag transfer ceremony of the Al Emarat corvette,” stated Olivier de la Bourdonnaye, Naval Group Executive Vice-President, Surface Ships.

The Gowind corvettes for the UAE Navy were built at Naval Group’s Lorient shipyard, incorporating equipment manufactured locally by UAE industry. 

The company is also developing its partnership with local industry, so as to offer the greatest support for the maintenance of these two Gowind corvettes in the United Arab Emirates. 

The first corvette in this class, Bani Yas, was handed over to the UAE Navy in November last year.

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