Piriou to build a Polar Logistics Vessel for France


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http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2815 (in English)
http://www.meretmarine.com/fr/content/piriou-construira-le-successeur-de-lalbatros-et-de-lastrolabe (in French)
http://www.taaf.fr/La-signature-du-contrat-de-construction-du-navire-patrouilleur-polaire-avec-le-chantier-PIRIOU (in French)

Briefly:

  • logistics ship and patrol icebreaker
  • length 72 m (236’), beam 16 m (52½’)
  • 1,200 tons of cargo, accommodation for 60, helideck
  • multi-mission capability: 120 days/year for resupplying French bases in Antarctica, 245 days/year monitoring French EEZ in the Indian Ocean
  • cost 50 million euro (US$56 million)
  • will be built in France
  • delivery in summer 2017