The keel laying of the amphibious vessel ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence inside the nationwide naval acquisition program, came about on the Palermo shipyard. The LPD is designed in line with the RINAMIL (guidelines for naval ships classification) guidelines to make sure extraordinarily environment friendly land-air-marine connections. The ceremony, held in a restricted format and in full compliance with anti-contagion necessities, was attended by Brig. Ahmad Al Hammadi, Qatari Emiri Naval Forces Head of Undertaking Management Workplace-Italy, and Marcello Giordano and Umberto Aloi, respectively Fincantieri Palermo shipyard Director and Vice President Export Packages.

The (LPD – Touchdown Platform Dock) ship will probably be about 143 meters lengthy, 21.5 meters huge and will probably be capable of accommodate about 550 individuals on board, geared up with two car ramps and an inside floodable dock, able to accommodating a ready-to-go LCM (Touchdown Craft Mechanized) that may also be saved on storage deck, and will be deployed utilizing a system of davits. Moreover, the flight deck is sized for internet hosting NH90 helicopter. It is going to be extremely versatile and able to fulfilling completely different sorts of duties, from humanitarian interventions to assist the Armed Forces and land operations.


Dry dock works begin on the Touchdown Platform Dock (LPD) for Qatar on the Palermo shipyard, Sicily.

The longer term LPD is a variant of Fincantieri’s Enhanced San Giusto-class LPD and can function a Leonardo L-band Kronos Energy Protect radar. The San Giorgio class are amphibious transport docks (LPD) constructed by Fincantieri for the Italian Navy. These ships can carry a battalion of troops, and as much as 36 armored automobiles. The strict floodable dock can accommodate three touchdown craft. The ships are primarily based on the Brindisi naval base on the Adriatic coast. San Giorgio and San Marco have been extensively modified into touchdown helicopter docks. They accommodate a full-length flight deck with 4 touchdown spots.

In July 2011 the Algerian Navy positioned an order with Fincantieri for Enhanced San Giusto-class LPD categorised as Bâtiment de Débarquement et de Soutien Logistique (BDSL). On 8 January 2014 the BDSL was launched on a barge on the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri Levante. Kalaat Béni Abbès is fitted with Aster 15 behind the island superstructure, with one OTO Melara 76 mm Tremendous Speedy on the bow and with two 25 mm distant weapon stations. The BDSL can accommodate three touchdown craft mechanized, three small touchdown craft car personnel, one massive touchdown craft personnel and two semi-rigid boats. The hangar can accommodate as much as 15 armoured automobiles