Alexandria Shipyard on 16 April began local construction of the first of three Gowind 2500 corvettes, a year after DCNS cut the first metal for the single Gowind 2500 it is building in France for the Egyptian Navy.

DCNS announced that the first metal was cut at Alexandria Shipyard in a ceremony attended by representatives of the Egyptian Navy and DCNS technical assistance and management teams.

The contract with Egypt, which entered into force in July 2015, provides for the construction of the first ship within 29 months. It is now being built by DCNS in Lorient. The three following units will be built by Egyptian partner Alexandria Shipyard. […]