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Steel Cut For 1st Avante 2200 Corvette For Navy

January 16 2019

Saudi Arabia

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has begun construction of the first of five Avante 2200 corvettes for the Saudi navy, reports Forecast International (Conn.).

On Monday, a steel-cutting ceremony was held at Navantia’s San Fernando shipyard in southern Spain.

The first plate for the ship was for Block 401 of the engine room, said a Navantia release.

Delivery of the first vessel is scheduled for October 2021, with additional deliveries to take place every four months.

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