DCNS and India-based SEC Industries today launched new workshop facilities and delivered, after successful Factory Acceptance Tests, the cofferdam doors coamings for the Indian P75 Scorpene class submarines.
In September 2011, DCNS India signed a contract with SEC Industries for the manufacture of for high technological equipment for the P75 Scorpene submarines. Followed by a second contract in 2012 for additional items including an extensive Transfer of Technology (TOT). The contract is part of the indigenization programme implemented by DCNS India under the P75 Mazagon Purchased Materials (MPM) contracts.
By helping SEC industries in building new industrial workshops and in delivering cofferdam coamings for Scorpene submarines, DCNS has achieved yet another milestone in its endeavour to manufacture indigenous products and equipments and provide transfer of technology under P75 Scorpene submarine programme.
D. Vidyasagar, Managing Director of SEC Industries said, “We are happy to be part of the on-going indigenisation of the P75 programme. With the know-how, technical assistance and constant support provided by DCNS, we are happy to have developed these new facilities and delivered some major indigenous equipment for the Scorpene submarines”.
Bernard Planchais, Chief Operating Officer of DCNS, said, “We started our technology transfers with MDL to help them achieve a degree of accuracy and quality at par with other major worldwide shipyards as far as pressure hull manufacturing is concerned. We are now concentrating our efforts to help MDL integrate equipment inside the submarines and assist our industrial partners to deliver in a timely manner to MDL the various indigenized equipment of the Scorpenes. DCNS wishes to enlarge its footprint in India, we are developing win-win industrial partnerships for the long term benefits of our customers.”
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