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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

French Shipyard Piriou to Build a Polar Logistics Support Vessel for the French Navy & State

Piriou's polar logistics support vesselFrench Minister of Overseas announced that a 50 Millions Euros contract was awarded to Piriou shipyard for the construction of one Polar Logistics Support Vessel (Navire Logistique Polaire or PLV).

This contract was awarded through the collaboration between several French ministries: Overseas, research and defense. The PLV will replace the existing L'Albatros patrol vessel and L'Astrobale ice braker.

The PLV should be based on Reunion island and is expected to be shared between the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF) administration, the French National Antarctic Program (IPEV) and the French Navy.

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