The consortium – Raggruppamento Temporaneo di Impresa (RTI) – led by Fincantieri has signed with OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation sur l’Armement, the worldwide group for joint armament cooperation) a contract for the development of a second Vulcano-class logistic help ship (LSS) for the Italian Navy, which additionally contains the choice for a 3rd ship. The LSS shall be solely constructed on the Castellammare di Stabia shipyard, with supply scheduled for 2025. The worth of the contract is approx. 410 million euros together with the fight system. Vulcano is an auxiliary ship that entered service with the Italian Navy on 12 March 2021. She is designed to help fleet operations with gas and dry shops. Together with one other future sister ship, she is predicted to switch the replenishment oilers (AORs) Stromboli-class replenishment oiler.

The order additionally contains the availability of help over the lifecycle of the vessel within the first ten years, divided into logistics and in-service help (upkeep), in addition to the provision of naval elements and equipment produced by Fincantieri Mechanical Programs and Elements Unit, together with shaft traces, steering system, maneuvering thrusters, fin stabilizers, and different dealing with methods. As a part of the multi-year program aimed toward safeguarding Italy’s Defence at-sea capability (often known as the “Naval Act”), Fincantieri is at present constructing seven multi-purpose offshore patrol vessels (PPA) and the “Trieste” Touchdown Helicopter Dock (LHD). Final March, it delivered the “Vulcano” LSS, a challenge that was additionally acquired by the French Navy for the definition of the Flotlog program, a sequence of models in-built partnership with the Castellammare di Stabia shipyard.


Italian Navy Logistic Help Ship Vulcano (A 5335)

The LSS is a vessel that gives logistics help to the fleet, endowed with hospital and healthcare capabilities due to the presence of a completely outfitted hospital of roughly 800 sq. meters, which incorporates: 2 working rooms with pre-anesthesia, a radiology room, a dentist’s workplace, a gynecological workplace, 2 emergency rooms, a scientific analysis lab, and blood financial institution, an intensive care room, a CT scan room, and a burns room. The ship combines the flexibility to move and switch to different transport vessels liquid cargo (diesel gas, jet gas, freshwater) and strong cargo (spare components, meals, and ammunitions) and to carry out at sea repairs and upkeep work for different vessels. The protection methods are restricted to the capability of command and management in tactical situations, communications, and non-lethal dissuasive protection methods. The LSS can be able to embarking on extra complicated protection methods and turning into a platform for intelligence and digital warfare methods.

The French Navy by OCCAR ordered 4 modified ships of the category to switch its Durance-class tankers to be delivered in 2023, 2025, 2027, and 2029. This system is named the Bâtiment ravitailleur de forces (BRF). The fundamental attribute widespread to all three lessons of ships is their very excessive degree of innovation, which makes them extraordinarily versatile of their varied profiles of customers with a excessive diploma of effectivity. Most significantly, will probably be doable to make use of these models in a complementary manner even for non-military-related actions, similar to, for instance, supporting civil safety in humanitarian help and catastrophe reduction. Furthermore, their environmental affect is low, due to superior low air pollution emission mills and electric-drive propulsion motors, and organic waste management methods.