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OCEA: a new hydrographic research vessel for Nigeria


September 2020

Following an international call for tenders for the acquisition of a hydrographic research vessel and associated logistical support services, the Nigerian Navy selected OCEA in 2018 to carry out this contract.


The launching ceremony of this new OCEA OSV 190 SC-WB hydrographic research vessel took place on Thursday, September 24, 2020 on the OCEA site in Les Sables d'Olonne.

It is now called “NNS LANA”.


Madam the Nigerian Ambassador to France, a delegation from the Nigerian Navy Headquarters from Abuja and representatives the French administration were present at the ceremony.


The award of this order to OCEA shipyard once again demonstrates the competitiveness of OCEA's offer in the face of intense international competition (India, Spain, South Korea, South Africa, etc.). This new achievement also strengthens the presence of the OCEA Group in Nigeria, whose Navy already operates numerous patrol vessels from 24 to 35 meters built by OCEA. By the end of 2020, the Vendée shipyard will deliver two 35-meter FPB 110 MKII type patrol boats and four interceptors to the Nigerian Navy.

More information about OCEA OSV vessels, click here.



Septembre 2020

A l’issue d’un appel d’offres international pour l’acquisition d’un navire de recherche hydrographique et des services de soutien logistique associés, la Marine du Nigéria a choisi de confier en 2018 la réalisation de ce contrat à OCEA.


La cérémonie de baptême de ce nouveau navire de recherche hydrographique type OCEA OSV 190 SC-WB a eu lieu le jeudi 24 septembre 2020 sur le site d’OCEA aux Sables d’Olonne.

Il se nomme désormais « NNS LANA ».


Madame l’ambassadrice du Nigéria en France, une délégation de l’Etat major de la Marine du Nigeria venue d’Abuja et des représentants de l’administration française étaient présents pour assister à la cérémonie.


L’attribution de cette commande à OCEA démontre à nouveau la compétitivité de l’offre OCEA face à la concurrence internationale intense (Inde, Espagne, Corée du Sud, Afrique du Sud…). Cette nouvelle réalisation renforce également la présence du Groupe OCEA au Nigéria dont la Marine opère déjà de nombreux patrouilleurs de 24 à 35 mètres construits par OCEA. Le chantier vendéen livrera d’ici fin 2020 deux patrouilleurs de 35 mètres type FPB 110 MKII et quatre intercepteurs à la Marine du Nigeria.


Vessel's missions


The OCEA OSV 190 SC-WB is a hydrographic and oceanographic research vessel from OCEA's line of auxiliary vessels.


The "LANA" will allow the Nigerian Navy to have a better knowledge of its maritime territory and its Exclusive Economic Zone:

  • Coastal and deep sea scientific research and studies (hydrography, oceanography)
  • Fishing control
  • Surveillance of the Exclusive Economic Zone
  • Assistance and supplies to other boats
  • Helicopter winching operation
  • Towing of ships.


To carry out its missions, the ship will be equipped with high-performance technical and scientific means, in particular:

  • A deep water multibeam echosounder
  • A single beam depth-water sounder
  • Side scan sonar
  • A current meter
  • Means of sampling, storage and analysis of water, fish and sediment
  • Laboratory hardware and software
  • An 8 m hydrographic boat equipped for data surveys along the coasts in small and very shallow waters.


The vessel designed by OCEA offers excellent operational capabilities thanks to optimized seakeeping, controlled integration of scientific systems and reduced impact on the observed environment: noise, radiation, as has been confirmed by SHOM and Kongsberg on the OSV 190 SC-WB “KRI RIGEL 933” and “KRI SPICA 934” operated by the Indonesian Navy.

Plus d'informations sur les OCEA Offshore Support Vessels, cliquez ici.

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Characteristics of the ship

  • Length overall
    60.10 m
  • Capacity
    50 persons
  • Speed
    14 knots
  • Endurance
    20 days
  • Range
    4400 nm @ 12 kts