Entirely designed and built by OCEA, the 84 meters long OPV 270 was selected by the Coast Guard of the Philippines and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) further to an international competition in which OCEA was able to highlight its solutions for efficient reduction of the costs of ownership and CO2 emissions.
She is the largest ship built at Les Sables d’Olonne as well as being the largest aluminum OPV built in the world.
This vessel is the fifth of a contract whose execution began late 2017 with the construction of four fast patrol boats of 24 m BORACAY, PANGLAO, MALAMAWI and KALANGGAMAN, type OCEA FPB 72 MKII, commissioned over the year 2018 and in operation in the Philippine waters since then.
Benefits of aluminum ships
According to OCEA, the OPV 270 offshore patrol boat (84 meters) is the outcome of 30 years of experience and permanent innovation to reduce the costs of ownership and environmental impact.
OCEA specializes in aluminum ships. The use of aluminum has a positive impact on the through life support of the vessel (no rust compared to steel vessels). Another advantage is that aluminum is lighter than steel, which reduces fuel consumption.
By way of comparison, the OCEA OPV 270, over 20 years of operation, will allow for a CO2 emission reduction of 20 400 tons, equivalent to approximately 40% reduction by comparison to competing offers!
OPV 270 Missions
The very versatile OCEA OPV 270 is designed to carry out all maritime security and safety missions under the responsibility of the Coast Guards in the waters of the Philippine archipelago. Accordingly, she is equipped to ensure the comfort and safety of the crew, the reception of additional personnel, the sustainable presence at sea and the diversity of missions.
She includes the following capabilities:
- Stabilization of the platform for missions up to 5 weeks
- Diesel-electric propulsion optimizing fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and maintenance costs
- Ability to land, hold and maintain a 5-ton class helicopter
- Deployment of 2 RHIB of 9.2 m
- Mission Management System that integrates surveillance, detection and communication capabilities for situational awareness
- Ability to welcome castaways, offenders, wounded, divers, special forces
OPV 270 main specifications
Overall length : 84.00 m
Range : 8000 nm @ 12 kts
Endurance : 5 weeks
Speed : 22.0 knots
Crew : 40 persons
Passenger and VIP : 26 persons
Survivors : 35 persons