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Fincantieri launches in Palermo “Al Fulk”, the amphibious ship made by the Italians for Qatar

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“Al Fulk”, the amphibious unit launched by the Ministry of Defense of Qatar on behalf of Fincantieri, was launched in Palermo. The Landing Platform Dock (LPD) unit guarantees land-air-sea connectivity and is part of a nearly US$4 billion contract signed with the government of Qatar in 2016 that provided for the delivery of seven surface vessels. The ceremony was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Qatar, HE Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, and the Minister of Defense, Guido Crosetto, as well as the President of the Region of Sicily, Renato Schifani and Roberto Lagalla, the Mayor of Palermo welcomed by Pierroberto Folgiero, CEO of Fincantieri.

The LPD unit, built by the Italian shipyards, will be used for humanitarian interventions in support of the armed forces and land operations. The ship has a length of about 143 meters, a width of 21.5 meters and can accommodate about 550 people on board. It features two vehicle ramps and an internal floodable dock that can accommodate a Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM) landing craft that can also be placed on the garage deck and deployed using a crane system. The cockpit is also suitable for the NH90 helicopter.

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