Italian Navy support mega-ship to be built by Fincantieri, a subsidiary of CDP

A giant 165-meter ship with war room and fully equipped hospital available for military and civil emergencies

August, 25 2016

A Logistic Support Ship (LSS) that is so large its hull is to be built in two parts and locations: the stern Trigoso (Sestri Levante), the bow at Castellammare di Stabia. They’ll be joined in La Spezia. Delivery is scheduled for 2019. The ship wil be 165-meters long and will be able to sail at 20 knots towards the most demanding emergencies. To construct the vessel, Fincantieri – owned by CDP through Fintecnawill employ engineering with a high level of innovation, and low environmental impact.  

The ship construction contributes to the development of cutting-edge technologies  with positive effects on employment and the Italian industrial heritage.

The LSS’s  primary purpose will be to support the Navy. With a crew of 200, it  will manage a fully equipped hospital (operating rooms, radiology and analysis, hospitalization area for 12 patients with serious conditions), a war room for the control of tactical scenarios (which will become a platform for intelligence and electronic warfare systems), a 30 ton offshore crane, a double track for helicopters, a base for naval repairs, tanks for the supply of fuel and fresh water (also ground), transport of food and ammunition.

Work began in May 2015, when OCCAR (European organization for cooperation on armaments) signed the order with Fincantieri and Finmeccanica as the agent (through Selex Es) . The contract also involves the construction of six multipurpose offshore patrol vessels for delivery by 2025.