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LICA construction will be completed, says Rossi

25th August 2020 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Argentina-based shipyards Astillero Rio Santiago and Tandanor have been awarded a contract to complete construction of two LICA training boats for the Argentine Navy, according to Minister of Defence Agustin Rossi.

The project began in 2015 but the previous government decided to halt work in 2018.

'For us this new contract is very important because it allows us to complete the construction project of the two training boats for the naval school,' Rossi (centre of picture) said on 20 August.

He added: ‘It is an investment that will require around 80 million pesos [$1.09 million] specifically for the Río Santiago shipyard, and 20 million pesos for the Tandanor shipyard.’

Tandanor will be responsible for making shafts for the two fixed-pitch propellers on each LICA training boat.

The craft has a length of 36m, a beam of 8m, a draught of 2.2m and can carry up to 40 crew. Two 550hp engines enable a top speed of 12kt, with a cruising speed of 10kt.

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