Senegal Signs with Piriou A Contract to Purchase Three OPVs
Senegal Signs with Piriou A Contract to Purchase Three OPVs

Senegal Signs with Piriou A Contract to Purchase Three OPVs

The Ministry of Armed Forces of Senegal and the PIRIOU group have just signed –in the presence of the President of the Republic of Senegal and the French ministerial delegation– a contract to purchase three Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Senegalese navy. As soon as the contract is in force –planned for early 2020– the PIRIOU group will launch the programme to build these 3 patrol vessels scheduled over a 44 months’ time span followed by a period of support in Senegal.

Senegal Signs with Piriou A Contract to Purchase Three OPVs
Senegal’s future Piriou offshore patrol vessels are intended to protect the country’s offshore oil fields; they will have an endurance of 25 days, a range of 4,500 nautical miles and a top speed of 21 knots. (Piriou)

The OPV 58 S (Offshore Patrol Vessel) is a 62m versatile, high endurance and robust patrol vessel [intended for] missions such as surveillance and sea control, perfectly answering the various missions related to law enforcement at sea. the three OPVs will be armed with MBDA Simbad-RC launchers for Mistral short-range air-defense missiles and about a dozen Marte Mk2 anti-ship missiles. Their weapons fit will also include a 76mm automatic gun. The ships will be supplied by the Kership joint venture between Piriou (55%) and Naval Group (45%)
Senegal Signs with Piriou A Contract to Purchase Three OPVs
Senegal Signs with Piriou A Contract to Purchase Three OPVs

Involved in shipbuilding, repair, naval engineering and services since 1965, PIRIOU specializes in producing vessels up to 120 m with high added value through a combination of high-performance engineering and a global network of industrial sites in Europe, Africa and Asia. With over 470 ships built and delivered worldwide, PIRIOU provides bespoke solutions as well as a complete range of standardized or customized vessels that satisfy the requirements of international shipowners, whether they be private or public, civilian or military.
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