The Hellenic Navy’s ambitious modernization program took a significant leap forward on April 15th, 2024, with the keel laying ceremony for the third FDI frigate, HS Formion, at the Naval Group shipyard in Lorient.

This symbolic event marks the official start of construction for the vessel and underscores the robust industrial cooperation between France and Greece.

Strong Collaboration on Display

The ceremony itself was a testament to this collaboration.

SALAMIS SHIPYARDS, a key player in the Greek shipbuilding industry, had already delivered pre-outfitted hull blocks constructed in their Salamina Island facility.

This accomplishment was made possible through a comprehensive technology transfer program implemented by Naval Group.

These pre-assembled sections will now be integrated with other hull blocks at Lorient to form the complete structure of HS Formion.