Damen Shipyards: Letter of Intent Albanian Ministry of Defence

On Monday, June 19th 2006, a Letter of Intent (LOI), has been signed between the Albanian Ministry of Defence and Damen Shipyards Gorinchem. The signing ceremony took place on board of the Dutch frigate ?Hr. Ms. Willem van der Zaan?, moored alongside in the Port of Durres, Albania. The LOI is the first step towards the ambitious plan of the Albanian Coast Guard to modernise its fleet and will enhance the building of four Offshore Patrol Vessels of the Damen Stan Patrol 4207 type. The first vessel will be entirely built in Holland, whilst the remaining three vessels will be built at the Pashaliman Shipyard, located south of Vlor