This new unit will be built in France with expected delivery mid-2016.
This contract also includes training in Concarneau for the first crew to become familiar with both vessel operation and maintenance.
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 INGENIERIE this 50 meters LCT is based on a proven civilian version which PIRIOU already built in several units. Intended for the transportation of vehicles, various cargos as well as for the supply of water and fuel, the LCT 50 is fitted with two handling cranes and a bow ramp allowing loading or unloading on beach or on dock.
This LCT is specifically designed to produce and to store fresh water thanks to her capability to embark a reverse osmosis system and flexible tanks on deck.
Involved in shipbuilding, repair, naval engineering and services since 1965, PIRIOU specializes in producing medium sized vessels up to 120 m in length with high added value through a combination of high-performance engineering and a global network of industrial sites in Europe, Africa and Asia.
With more than 400 ships built and delivered worldwide, PIRIOU provides, on a global scale, bespoke solutions as well as a complete range of standardized or customized vessels that satisfy the requirements of international ship-owners, whether they be private or public, civilian or military.