Fincantieri, one of the most important shipbuilding complexes in the world, and the Ministry of Defense of Indonesia, have signed a contract for the supply of 6 FREMM class frigates, the modernization and sale of 2 Maestrale class frigates, and related logistical support.
This order represents a success for Fincantieri and for the country, which has a fleet of 10 FREMM multifunction ships. The agreement is also extremely important with a view to strengthening collaboration between two countries in a strategic area of the Pacific.
Fincantieri will fill the role of prime contractor for the entire program. The construction of the frigates will ensure significant employment benefits for several Italian plants of the Group in the coming years, but also for other companies in the sector, in particular Leonardo who will supply the combat system, and numerous small and medium-sized national companies, and will see the collaboration of the shipyard. local of PT-PAL (island of Java). The modernization of the two Maestrale class units, which Fincantieri will acquire from the Navy once they are decommissioned, will also be carried out in Italy.
Giuseppe Bono, Chief Executive Officer of Fincantieri, commented: "The acquisition of an order of this magnitude allows Fincantieri to also assume global leadership in the surface ships sector, and is confirmation of the technological leadership of a project once again considered the most innovative on the market which, between orders and options, resulted in 20 ships for several foreign navies. This program has an extraordinary strategic importance, both for the economic return for our country and for the Italian defense chain, and because it ensures Fincantieri a strong positioning in the area, paving the way for the finalization of further important negotiations for other programs under discussion also in the civil sector ". Bono concluded: "Finally, I want to acknowledge our Navy, which has contributed in a decisive way to creating a ship appreciated all over the world together with the country's industry and which fully satisfies its operational needs".