Context and challenges
In the 1980s France sold 4 al-Medinah military ships to Saudi Arabia (derived from French F-2000, and 2 « Boraida » tankers) as part of the Sawari project. Commissioned in 1985 and 1986, these 115-meter long ships, carrying a 2850-ton load, are able to reach a 30-knot speed, thanks to 4 MAN Pielstick diesel engines of more than 23 MW. Their equipment is comprised of: 8 Otomat Mk2 anti-ship missiles, a Crotale surface-to-air system (8 battery missiles and 16 in hold), a 100m tower, two 40mm double towers and 4 launch torpedo tubes for F17P torpedos.
The Saudi defence ministry wished to increase the life duration of these military ships, for 10 more years.
A leading company in the naval defence sector won the contract for the maintenance of these ships and called on Assystem to supervise the maintenance operations using its expertise in the military industry and systems sector.
Expertise: marine electricity, marine mechanics, spare parts
Staffing of 17 Assystem collaborators on-site