PIRIOU Delivers 50m LCT Landing Craft ‘SIDI IFNI’ to Moroccan Royal Navy
PIRIOU Delivers 50m LCT Landing Craft ‘SIDI IFNI’ to Moroccan Royal Navy

PIRIOU delivered a 50 m LCT (Landing Craft Tank) to the Moroccan Royal Navy (MRN). The LCT was ordered in 2015 and built in France. The out flagging ceremony took place on 25 July 2016.

The barge ‘SIDI IFNI’, which will be operated in the Moroccan coastal waters, left Concarneau at the end of July to get to its basis in Agadir, in convoy with the OPV 70 ‘BIR ANZARANE’ of the Moroccan Royal Navy.

The contract also included the training to handle and operate the vessel for the 22 members of the first crew. This training was organised during the first two weeks of July in Concarneau.

Vincent FAUJOUR, PIRIOU Group general manager said, “This contract with the Moroccan Royal Navy was a first step in Morocco. This successful partnership is presently going on with the overhaul of the OPV Rais Bargach as well as the order for a second vessel- a BHO2M. This is the confirmation of our capacity to export our know-how and civil and military products thanks to our subsidiary Kership”.

Designed by PIRIOU INGENIERIE, ‘SIDI IFNI’ is a 50 m cargo ship LCT type issued from a civil version of which PIRIOU has already built several units. Planned to carry rolling loads and break-bulk cargo and to supply water and fuel oil, this barge is equipped with two handling cranes and a bow ramp allowing loading and unloading both on a beach and on a wharf.

It was especially designed to produce and store fresh water and can also if required implement simultaneous distribution with a connexion to the existing local fresh water supply network. It can travel over 1500 nautical miles with smooth sea and light wind (maximum sea state 2) with 100 per cent fresh water and fuel oil on board capacity fillings combined with 10 tonnes deck load.


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