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DCNS floats the FREMM multi-mission frigate Languedoc
On 12 July 2014, DCNS floated the FREMM multi-mission frigate Languedoc in Lorient, France. The achievement of this industrial milestone marks an important step in the construction of the vessel. It once again underlines the industrial dynamism of DCNS: five multi-mission frigates are under simultaneous construction, at different stages of advancement.
Today, on its Lorient site, DCNS floated the FREMM Languedoc, fourth of the series ordered by OCCAr* on behalf of the French DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) and the French Navy.
The technical operations started in the morning with the floating of the construction frame. The different steps of the floating operation were continued over the course of the day, culminating in the frigate being moved out of its construction dock. Over the course of a manoeuvre that lasted about fifteen minutes, tug boats successfully guided the frigate to the quay on the DCNS site in Lorient, where its construction will continue.