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Mumbai, India, 2010/12/08 - The French President Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy visited India from 4th to 7th of December. On this occasion, DCNS CEO Patrick Boissier visited MDL shipyard in Mumbai.
The visit of President Sarkozy gives an opportunity to reaffirm the close and dynamic ties existing between the Indian industries and the DCNS Group.
In Mumbai, MDL is building six Scorpene submarines to be delivered to the Indian Navy under the P75 programme. The DCNS Group is in charge of the transfer of technology and of know-how (ToT) to MDL for the six submarines.
Vice Admiral H.S. Malhi, CMD, MDL said “To date, MDL is done with the hulls of the first and secondsubmarines while third and fourth hulls are progressing very well. The ToT has helped us immensely in acquiring expertise in manufacturing pressure hulls. I am sure outfitting phase followed by integration will go off well too. Our MDL team is highly motivated and our partners too. We are all very eager to meet the aspirations of our customer, the Indian Navy.”
Patrick Boissier, DCNS CEO said, “We are today conducting a deep ToT from the first submarineonward. Through this ToT. MDL will produce submarines at an active pace, and have autonomy for their maintenance. We hope to make significant contribution through our global experience and expertise to MDL and more generally to the Indian companies. India is one of the key strategic focus markets for the DCNS Group“. Patrick Boissier concluded “For DCNS, the P75 programme is part of our long-term commitment to India, and hopefully for future programmes to come.”
DCNS (dcnsgroup.com) is dedicated to long-term partnerships and close collaboration with the Indian Navy and local shipbuilding industry. To do so, the group set up DCNS India Private Limited, a Mumbai-based subsidiary specializing in naval services.
About Mazagon Dock Limited
Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) is one of the leading shipbuilding yards in India. The Yard was established in the 18th century and over the 200 odd eventful years, has earned a reputation for quality work and established a tradition of skilled and resourceful service with its customers and partners. Mazagon Dock is the premier war-shipbuilding yard in India, producing sophisticated warships and submarines for the Navy. Regular training programmes keep the employees technologically abreast of the latest techniques of their profession to design, build and maintain. MDL is an ISO 9001:2008 company.