Turkish DEARSAN Signs Contract with Nigerian Navy

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Turkish DEARSAN Signs Contract with Nigerian Navy
Istanbul-based DEARSAN shipyard has signed a contract with the Nigerian Navy to acquire two brand new 76m-OPV Offshore Patrol Vessels today. According to information shared on social media, the two vessels are expected to be completed within 37 months.

The Nigerian Navy social media account has had no activity for a long time, but @DefenseNigeria and @Jakepor21 share the news with photos from the signing ceremony. Vice Admiral and Chief of Naval Staff of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo stated that the contract signing ceremony was another milestone achievement by the Nigerian Navy in her fleet renewal effort towards realizing her 2021-2030 Strategic Plan and expressed gratitude to the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. The Offshore Patrol Vessels will carry out maritime interdiction, surveillance and special forces operations. The vessel is also fit for Anti Air Warfare (AAW), Anti-Surface Warfare, Surface and Air Surveillance, Naval Gun Fire Support, Search and Rescue Operations, Execution of Intelligence Operation and Protection of Economic Activities.

Turkish DEARSAN Signs Contract with Nigerian Navy

The Strategic Plan, 2021-2030, is organized into nine areas, or “milestones”, as follows: Operations, Fleet Renewal, Logistics, Infrastructure, Human Resource Management and Administration, Concepts and Organization, Doctrine and Training, Information and Communications Technology and Inter-Agency and Sub-regional Cooperation.

DEARSAN Shipyard can build nine ships of various types simultaneously with its 126 m long skid, 15.341 m2 closed shipbuilding site, 15.870 m2 open area and 31.211m2 total area.

Turkish DEARSAN Signs Contract with Nigerian Navy

The Shipyard has NATO Secret Facility Security Certificate, NATIONAL Secret Facility Security Certificate, ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certificate, ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Certificate, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Certificate and SASAD Defence Industry Manufacturers Association Certificate.

The Shipyard has undertaken the construction, fabrication, repair and modification of numerous ships, including the construction of 16 “Tuzla” Class Patrol Boats for the Turkish Navy. The DEARSAN shipyard developed the design of the 57-meter “Tuzla” Class Patrol Boats.

76m-OPV General Features

Length (Loa)76.80 m
Beam11.00 m
Draft2.90 m
Displacement1100 t
Max Speed28 kts
Range3000 NM
Crew43 People
ClassificationTurkish Lloyd
Main Engines4 x MAN 18VP185 Diesel Engines
Generator Set3 x Diesel Generator


  • 76 mm. Leonardo Super Rapid Gun
  • 40 mm. Leonardo Light Naval Gun
  • 2 x 12.7 mm. Stabilized Automatic Machine Gun
  • 2 x 12.7 mm. Manuel Use Machine Gun
  • 2 x 2 SAM SIMBAD RC (MBDA)


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