Fincantieri Marinette Marine Awarded Additional Response Boats-Medium for Jordan. Vessels will be built by Vigor at its Ballard WA facility (formerly Kvichak Marine).

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January 31, 2017

MARINETTE, WI: Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) announced today that it has been awarded a contract for two additional Response Boats–Medium (RB-Ms) vessels by the U.S. Coast Guard. The two boats are part of a Foreign Military Sale to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Delivery is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2017. This award brings the total number of RB-M’s to 176 built by Team RB-M, originally formed by FMM and Kvichak Marine. FMM will act as the Prime Contractor and Program Manager. The new boats will be upgraded for the Jordanian Navy’s specific mission requirements and the challenging operational environment. These two vessels will be constructed by Vigor in one of its Seattle, Washington Facilities.

“Fincantieri Marinette Marine and Vigor take great pride in supplying the RB-M. The vessel’s proven track record, performance, and flexibility make it an excellent platform for near shore security,” said Jan Allman, President and CEO of Fincantieri Marinette Marine. “We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with the US Coast Guard, and developing a new partnership with Jordan.” Photo: This award brings the total number of RB-M’s to 176 built by Team RB-M.



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Headquartered in Trieste (Italy), the Group has built more than 7,000 vessels in over 230 years of maritime history. With almost 19,000 employees, of whom more than 7,800 are in Italy, and 20 shipyards on four continents, today Fincantieri is the leading Western shipbuilder. It has among its clients the major cruise operators, the Italian and the U.S. Navy, in addition to several foreign navies, and it is partner of some of the main European defense companies within supranational programs. www.fincantieri.com


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