Navantia delivered the second of the 5 corvettes constructed for the Royal Saudi Navy Forces (RSNF) in its shipyards on the Bay of Cadiz, the development 547, named AL-DIRIYAH, in a ceremony held at its San Fernando amenities.AL-DIRIYAH has been delivered to the Royal Saudi Navy three years after its first reduce of metal (Might 2019), assembly demanding deadlines regardless of the well being pandemic and international provide stress. The corvette is likely one of the best and succesful vessels in its phase, because it has been confirmed within the sea trials undergone within the Bay of Cadiz. Hosted by Navantia’s Chairman and CEO, Ricardo Dominguez, the ceremony was attended by the commander of RSNF, Vice Admiral Fahad Bin Abdullah Al-Ghofaily; SAMI CEO, Mr. Walid Abukhaled; Spanish Secretary of State for Protection, Ms. María Amparo Valcarce; Spanish Navy Procurement Director, Admiral Aniceto Rosique and different native authorities. On the finish, the ship’s flag was raised, after which the Saudi Navy transferred command of the corvette to the commander of AL-DIRIYAH. Navantia Chairman has given Vice Admiral Al-Ghofaily the ship’s bell as a ceremonial present.

Navantia’s Chairman and CEO, Ricardo Dominguez mentioned,”the contribution and collaboration of everybody concerned within the nice activity carried out by the shipyard delivering state-of-the-art services and thus exhibiting the world the capabilities of the corporate. Arabia has relied on Navantia to offer a decisive capability to realize the nation’s strategic targets within the maritime discipline, and Navantia is prepared to contribute additional to complement and assist any initiative to create an area functionality for naval shipbuilding, as a trustful and dependable accomplice.”


Vice Admiral Al-Ghofaily highlighted that: “Alsarawat and lots of different RSNF formidable acquisition applications are a transparent dedication of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces towards fulfilling the strategic objectives of the dominion imaginative and prescient 2030 by creating a brand new period of subtle and environment friendly Naval capabilities to face the challenges of immediately and tomorrow whereas rising the power of Nationwide home navy trade”.

Navantia delivers 2nd Al Jubail-class corvette to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The AL-DIRIYAH corvette has a size of 104 meters, a beam of 14 and seating for a complete of 102 individuals between crew and passengers. The contract for the development of 5 corvettes entered into power in November 2018 and, for the reason that launch of the primary unit (July 2020), Navantia launched the 5 items with a interval of 4 months between every certainly one of them, which meant attaining this milestone in a report time of three years. The corvettes are based mostly on the AVANTE 2200 design, tailored to the necessities of the RSNF, providing superior efficiency, wonderful work at sea, excessive survivability, and skill to function in excessive temperatures. Concurrently, round 500 crew members of those corvettes are finishing the training and coaching course of on the Navantia Coaching Centre (NTC) in San Fernando. The Avante 2000 is a corvette design by the Navantia shipyard of Spain. Navantia has developed a Avante household of ships with totally different sizes however tailored to totally different missions and sharing the identical design customary. Navantia built-in a number of methods, together with its Catiz fight administration system, Hermesys built-in communications system, Dorna fire-control system and Minerva built-in bridge system.

Along with the corvette contract, Navantia agreed with SAMI (Saudi Arabian Navy Industries) to create a three way partnership in Saudi Arabia, an alliance that enables Navantia to place its built-in methods and technologically superior options within the Arab market and space of affect and is aligned with the corporate’s internationalization technique. The contract assumes a worldwide workload of round seven million hours and 6,000 jobs over 5 years. Of those, greater than 1,100 are direct staff, greater than 1,800 collaborating trade staff (greater than 100 corporations take part on the programme) and greater than 3,000 oblique staff generated by different suppliers. This system consists of, along with development, the Life Cycle Help for 5 years from the supply of the primary ship, with an choice for an additional 5 further years, the final ship of which have to be delivered in 2024. It additionally consists of the supply of assorted companies, comparable to built-in logistics assist, operational and upkeep coaching, provision of Schooling and Coaching Centres for the Fight System and Platform Management System of ships, Life Cycle Help, and ship upkeep methods on the Jeddah Naval Base.

Royal Saudi Naval Forces  Al Jubail-class Corvette Al Diriyah (830)
Royal Saudi Naval Forces Al Jubail-class Corvette Al Diriyah (830)