French Shipyard PIRIOU based in Concarneau (Brittany) has won on the 9th of July a contract with the Royal Moroccan Navy for a 50 meters LCT (Landing Craft Tank) which will be operated in the coastal waters of Morocco. This new unit will be built in France with delivery expected in mid-2016
The contract also includes training in Concarneau for the first crew (for both operation of the vessel and maintenance training).
Pascal Piriou, CEO of the group, said: "This first contract with the Royal Moroccan Navy is not only a great honor but also the confirmation of our breakthrough in the field of defense and State Action at Sea. It is especially a first step in Morocco, a country where our expertise and our civilian and military products, will find, I hope, opportunities."
Designed by PIRIOU ENGINEERING the 50 meters LCT is based on a proven civilian version which PIRIOU already built in several units. The LCT is designed for the transportation vehicles, various cargo as well as for the supply of water and diesel. It is fitted with two cranes and a door at the bow for "roll on roll off" (RORO) as well as on beach or on dock.
PIRIOU 50 meters LCT main charactristics:
Overall length:.49,90 m
Breadth: 11,00 m
Deadweight: 300 tons
Surface deck cargo: 200 m²
Fresh water capacity on board: 35 m³
Fresh water capacity cargo (boxes): 35 m³
Fresh water capacity freight (flexible tanks): 70 m³
Fuel capacity: 42 m³
Crew: 22 people
Speed: 10 knots
Propulsion: 2 x 492 kilowatts
Generators: 2 x 150 kVA
Specific equipment: 2 cranes of 3.4 tons at 9.80 meters