Case Studies

Offshore patrol vessels

A new class of PPA multipurpose offshore ships is currently under construction by Fincantieri for the Italian Navy. Seven vessels have been ordered with three more on option.  The first of class Paolo Thaon di Revel was commissioned on 18 March 2022 with completion of the remaining vessels scheduled through the 2020s. The class has been designed with a high level of modularity and automation, and each vessel is being produced in one of three configurations: full, light+ and light. These versions incorporate different capabilities ranging from patrol and sea rescue to civil protection operations and, in

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Logistic Support Ship

Vulcano is a 27,200 tonne support ship that entered service with the Italian Navy in 2021, and is equipped with Walton electrically operated valves controlling the temperature of her fresh water cooling system. Built by Fincantieri in Italy for the Italian Navy, Vulcano is designed to support Italian Navy operations with fuel and dry stores. She has the ability to refuel ships, produce fresh water, carry cargo and has a maintenance workshop to enables her to conduct repairs at sea. A second vessel was ordered in January 2022 for projected delivery in 2025. The Navy also has

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Helicopter Carrier

Trieste is a landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessel under construction for the Italian Navy. Walton is pleased to be providing temperature control valves on the lubricating oil circuits of the vessel’s Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbine propulsion package. The unit is being built at Fincantieri’s Castellamare di Stabia shipyard near Naples in Italy, and is expected to be commissioned in June 2022. It is the largest Italian military ship built since the Second World War, and will be the largest vessel of the Italian Navy.

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We are always willing to create a customised solution for your application if none of our standard products are suitable

Our advanced computer aided design software and the flexible nature of the Walton valve design mean that this can often be a cost-effective approach.