DEARSAN Begins Construction of 76m Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Nigerian Navy

One of the leading private sector shipyards of our country in the field of military shipbuilding, DEARSAN Shipyard officially started the construction of two OPV-76 Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Nigerian Navy with a keel laying ceremony held on September 16, 2022. The contract for the ships with a length of 76.9m and a displacement of 1,100 tons was signed in Nigeria on November 3, 2021.

Date: Issue 117 - October 2022

Nigerian Ambassador to Ankara İsmail Yusuf ABBA, Minister of Defense of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Bashir MAGASHI, Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces Admiral Ercüment TATLIOĞLU, Deputy Minister of National Defense Muhsin DERE, Nigerian Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu GAMBO, and President of DEARSAN Shipyard Aziz YILDIRIM attended the ceremony held at DEARSAN Shipyard.

The design and construction activities of the OPV-76 Ships, which are configured in line with the requirements of the Nigerian Naval Forces, will be carried out entirely by DEARSAN, and the vessels are equipped with domestic systems as much as possible. According to reports from Nigeria, each ship will cost US$80 million, and the first payment/prepayment of US$35 million under the project was made in June 2022. The ships are planned to be delivered within a 37-month calendar.