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LAUNCH OF THE VESSEL OCEA OPV 270

The largest aluminium OPV built in the world.

 

Entirely designed and built by OCEA, the OPV 270 was selected by the Coast Guard of the Philippines and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) further to an international competition in which OCEA was able to highlight its solutions for efficient reduction of the costs of ownership and CO2 emissions.

 

This vessel is the fifth of a contract whose execution began late 2017 with the construction of four fast patrol boats of 24 m BORACAY, PANGLAO, MALAMAWI and KALANGGAMAN, type OCEA FPB 72 MKII, commissioned over the year 2018 and on operation in the Philippine waters since then.

 

This commercial success in a context of fierce competition was made possible thanks to the support of the French State and the banks financing the contract: BNP Paribas and Crédit Agricole-LCL.

 

The OCEA OPV 270 offshore patrol boat (84 meters) is the outcome of 30 years of experience and permanent innovation to reduce the costs of ownership and environmental impact.

 

The customer chose the OCEA offer on these selection criteria, thus demonstrating the consideration to its international commitments to limit global warming.

 

By way of comparison, the OCEA OPV 270, over 20 years of operation, will allow for a CO2 emission reduction of 20 400 tons, equivalent to approximately 40% reduction by comparison to competing offers!

 

The very versatile OCEA OPV 270 is designed to carry out all maritime security and safety missions under the responsibility of the Coast Guards in the waters of the Philippine archipelago. Accordingly, she is equipped to ensure the comfort and safety of the crew, the reception of additional personnel, the sustainable presence at sea and the diversity of missions. She includes the following capabilities:

  • Stabilization of the platform for missions up to 5 weeks
  • Diesel-electric propulsion optimizing fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and maintenance costs
  • Ability to land, hold and maintain a 5-ton class helicopter
  • Deployment of 2 RHIB of 9.2 m
  • Mission Management System that integrates surveillance, detection and communication capabilities for situational awareness
  • Ability to welcome castaways, offenders, wounded, divers, special forces

 

THE LAUNCHING PROGRAM

 

The launching of the Philippine Coast Guard OCEA OPV 270 offshore patrol boat took place on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 10:30 at the OCEA site in Les Sables d'Olonne.

 

She is the largest ship built at Les Sables d'Olonne as well as being the largest aluminum OPV built in the world.

The main characteristics of the OPV 270 are as follows:

 

Overall length                        :                  84,00 m

Range                                      :                  8000 nm @ 12 kts

Endurance                              :                  5 weeks

Speed                                      :                  22.0 knots

Crew                                        :                  40 persons

Passenger and VIP                :                   26 persons

Survivors                                 :                  35 persons