Germany’s Lürssen group has subcontracted the construction of 79 interceptor craft for the Saudi Coast Guard to the French company Couach, according to a report published by the French lemarin.fr website on 24 August. The website said the announcement was made during a Couach staff meeting earlier that day.
Derived from a model already delivered to Saudi Arabia, the interceptors will be 15 m in length, according to lemarin.fr.
The Couach contract is reportedly part of an estimated EUR1.4 billion (USD1.6 billion) deal under which Lürssen will produce around 146 patrol boats for the Saudi Coast Guard. While few details of the deal have emerged, a Lürssen spokesman confirmed its existence when he told Germany’s dpa news agency in January that the company had begun building vessels for the Saudi Coast Guard. […]