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Germany’s Fassmer contracted for Ecuadorian Navy patrol vessel design

Ecuadorian Navy patrol vessel
Photo: Fassmer

Ecuador’s state-owned shipbuilder ASTINAVE EP has selected Germany’s Fassmer to provide its MPV70 vessel design for the Ecuadorian Navy’s new multipurpose combat vessel program.

The MPV70 MKII is part of a family of new Fassmer naval vessels focusing on the combination of support and patrol roles.

Fassmer has previously provided the MPV70 design for the German ministry of environment. The 70-meter vessel displaces 2,400 tons and has a range of 1,800 nautical miles.

The vessel for the Ecuadorian Navy will be built by ASTINAVE EP in Guayaquil with design, engineering, technical support and material packages from Fassmer. The ship will feature ASTINAVE EP’s Orion combat management system and an integrated mast featuring a full digital radar co-developed by Virtualabs S.R.L. from Italy and ASTINAVE EP.

The ship will have two stern-launched interceptor boats and large flight deck (11t) for patrol and deterrence duties. The vessel will be capable of handling various containers and liquid cargo and is designed with RAS transfer systems to support other ships.

The MPV70 is designed to enhance the Ecuadorian navy logistics abilities while increasing its presence in the EEZ, providing SAR capabilities and protecting fisheries and other natural resources.

Photo: Fassmer