Qatari Emiri Navy’s First Al Zubarah-class Ship and First Offshore Patrol Vessel Arrive in Qatar
Qatari Emiri Navy’s First Al Zubarah-class Ship and First Offshore Patrol Vessel Arrive in Qatar

Qatari Emiri Navy’s First Al Zubarah-class Ship and First Offshore Patrol Vessel Arrive in Qatar

The arrival in Qatar of the “Al Zubarah” corvette and the OPV – Offshore Patrol Vessel “Musherib”, built at the integrated military shipyard of Riva Trigoso and Muggiano as part of the naval acquisition program of the Ministry of Defense of Qatar, was celebrated today with a ceremony at the Umm Al Houl base, at the presence of Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Then were also inaugurated the offices of Fincantieri Services Doha, which will follow the Group’s activities in the area.

For the occasion, the company was represented by Chairman Claudio Graziano and Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Pierroberto Folgiero. A delegation from the client country led by Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs and Staff Major General Abdulla Bin Hassan Al Sulaiti, Commander of the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces, also attended. The vessels will soon enter service for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Musherib-Class Offshore Patrol Vessel to Qatari Emiri Navy

The Doha class (or Al Zubarah-class) is a class of corvettes built by Fincantieri for the Qatari Emiri Navy. Fincantieri showcased for the first time the multi-role air defence corvettes for the Qatari Emiri Navy during DIMDEX 2018. In August 2017, Qatar officially announced for the order of the four ships of the class after signing the contract in June 2016. They are able to operate high speed boats such as rigid-hulled inflatable boat with the help of lateral cranes and hauling ramps.

The Musherib class is a class of offshore patrol vessels built by Fincantieri for the Qatari Emiri Navy. Fincantieri showcased the Musherib-class offshore patrol vessels for the Qatari Emiri Navy during DIMDEX 2018. In August 2017, Qatar officially announced for the order of the two ships of the class after signing the contract in June 2016. She started sea trials on 2 April 2021. They are able to operate high speed boats such as rigid-hulled inflatable boats with the help of lateral cranes and hauling ramps.