Local shipyard Astilleros Navales Ecuatorianos (ASTINAVE EP) shipyard selected Fassmer’s MPV70 MKII design for the Ecuadorian Navy (Armada del Ecuador) new Multipurpose Combat Vessel program. The MPV70 MKII is a novel design, part of a family of new Fassmer naval vessels focusing on the combination of support and patrol roles, providing fleet-level asset optimization as well as enhanced capabilities for disaster relief and humanitarian aid. German shipbuilder and design house Fassmer was selected through an international tender process and signed a contract with ASTINAVE on December 2019.
The vessel will be built by ASTINAVE EP in Guayaquil with design, engineering, technical support and material packages from Fassmer. The MPV70 MKII design will feature ASTINAVE EP’s Orion combat management system and an integrated mast featuring a full digital radar co-developed by Virtualabs S.R.L. from Italy and ASTINAVE EP. The MPV70 MKII capable of surveillance and C4I configuration in combination with two stern launched interceptor boats and large flight deck (11t) provides effective patrol and deterrence capabilities. Among the logistics capabilities, the vessel can handle various containers and liquid cargo and is designed with RAS transfer systems to support other ships.
The MPV70 MKII is a novel design, part of a family of new Fassmer naval vessels focusing on the combination of support and patrol roles, providing fleet-level asset optimization as well as enhanced capabilities for disaster relief and humanitarian aid. Fassmer has developed a wide range of special vessels to meet these varying requirements, each of them showing outstanding performance at sea. A modular design concept is at the heart of this, with specialised platforms and sophisticated integration concepts for flexible warfare and state-of-the-art surveillance systems. Fassmer is a dynamic family-owned company in its fifth generation. The internationally successful company is active in six business areas. Shipbuilding, Lifeboats, Deck Equipment, Wind Power, Composite Technology and After-Sales Service.