Saturday, March 24, 2012

DCNS signs contract for local manufacture of equipment for Indian Scorpene submarines

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
March 24, 2012

DCNS India has signed a contract with SEC Industries worth Rs 310-cr (approximately €50 million) for the indigenization of equipment for the P75 Scorpene submarines.

The contract with SEC Industries is for the manufacture of equipment (hull hatches, cofferdam doors, knuckle hoses, ballast vent valves, High Pressure air cylinders, weapon handling and storage system). Over the next few years, SEC will manufacture equipment under a TOT provided by DCNS India and they will be progressively delivered to DCNS customer, Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL), for integration onboard the P75 Scorpene submarines. 

The contract with SEC is part of the indigenization program implemented by DCNS India under the P75 Mazagon Purchased Materials (MPM) contracts. Through this indigenization effort, we are developing strong industrial partnerships and capabilities for the P75 and future programs. “Together with our partners, we are positioning ourselves for the long term, said Bernard Buisson, Managing Director of DCNS India. 

The concerned equipment are highly specific due to the physical constraints they will face onboard the submarines. As for the recent deliveries from Flash Forge, the local production will follow DCNS strict quality standards to ensure the submarines optimal performances with maximum safety over the long term. 

DCNS, through DCNS India and its support teams in France, is providing SEC Industries with training sessions:

In France, over 40 SEC personnel are to be trained within DCNS facilities for over a year periods (on 2012 and 2013);

In Hyderabad, DCNS India will provide On the Job Training and technical support to assist the implementation of manufacturing processes and Quality Control procedures for a period of 5 years.
DCNS India will also provide the technical data package for the manufacturing and a 24/7 local assistance in order to allow SEC to meet quality requirement and on-time deliveries. 

D. Vidyasagar, Managing Director of SEC Industries said “Through this contract, our company will gain in technology terms, infrastructure and trained manpower.

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