Spanish shipbuilder Navantia delivered this Sunday to the Royal Saudi Naval Pressure (RSNF) the third of 5 corvettes inbuilt its shipyards within the Bay of Cadiz, development 548, named HAIL, in an act held on the San Fernando amenities. The commissioning of the 2 subsequent corvettes will happen in Saudi Arabia. Navantia has delivered HMS HAIL to the Royal Saudi Navy three years after chopping its first metal, thus assembly each the demanding high quality necessities and deadlines. HAIL is without doubt one of the best and succesful vessels in its phase, as proved within the sea trials carried out within the waters of the Bay of Cádiz. In the course of the occasion, carried out in line with navy protocol, a Joint Inspection Fee (RSNF and Navantia) has boarded the corvette to hold out the obligatory inspection. Upon completion, the ship’s flag was raised, after which RSNF transferred command of the corvette to the Commanding Officer por HMS HAIL.

The supply ceremony was attended by the commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Pressure, Vice Admiral Fahad Bin Abdullah Al-Ghofaily; the Spanish Minister of Trade, Commerce and Tourism of Spain, Mrs. Reyes Maroto; the president of Navantia, Mr. Ricardo Domínguez and SAMI Chief Know-how Officer (CTO) Mohammad Alkahtani. The mayoress of San Fernando, Mrs. Patricia Cavada; the ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Spain, Azzam bin Abdulkarim al Qain; the Director of the Nationwide Safety Division, Miguel Ángel Ballesteros; the chief of Procurement (DiGAM) of the Ministry of Defence, Aniceto Rosique; and the Chief Admiral of Logistical Assist (AJAL) of the Spanish Navy, Ricardo Hernández, amongst different authorities have additionally taken half within the occasion. The president of Navantia introduced Vice Admiral Al-Ghofaily the ship’s bell as an institutional present.


Spanish Shipbuilder Navantia Delivers third Avante 2200 Corvette HAIL (548) to Royal Saudi Naval Pressure. (Picture by Navantia)

Vice Admiral Al-Ghofaily has highlighted that “this is without doubt one of the most superb and historic moments for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces when His Majesty Ship HAIL raises the Saudi flag for the primary time and commences her lengthy ang trustworthy service to the nation”. “HMAS HAIL, as the remainder of her class, was designed and constructed to be probably the most technologically superior and highly effective corvettes to fulfill nationwide mandates in realization of Saudi Imaginative and prescient 2030”. He said that Alsarawat mission “has emerges as the biggest company by way of defence trade between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Spain, contributing to the growth of the strategic relationship between each nations. Vice Admiral Al-Ghofaily praised Navantia’s dedication with the mission, in addition to PMO group, Spanish Navy and different collaborators.

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 normal. Navantia built-in a number of techniques, together with its Catiz fight administration system, Hermesys built-in communications system, Dorna fire-control system and Minerva built-in bridge system. In July 2018 it was introduced that Navantia had signed an settlement with the Royal Saudi Navy for the manufacturing of 5 Avante 2000 corvettes with the final to be delivered by 2022 at a value of roughly 2 billion Euros. Navantia signed a joint-venture settlement with state-owned Saudia Arabian Navy Industries (SAMI) to construct 5 corvettes primarily based on Avante 2000 for Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF). Below the settlement, the final vessel should be delivered in 2024, together with development, Life Cycle Assist for 5 years, with an choice for an additional 5 years. The RSNF variant is known as Avante 2200.