SEC Industries and DCNS have opened on 16 July of new infrastructure and ensured the delivery of equipment made in India for Indian Scorpene submarines P75 *. Compliance checks at the factory have been successfully passed.
The new premises were inaugurated by Shri MM Pallam Raju, Indian Minister of State for Defence. The French Ambassador in India, SE Francis Richier, as well as high Indian authorities, were present for the occasion.
In September 2011, DCNS India ** has announced the signing of a contract with SEC Industries for the manufacture of high technology equipment for Scorpene submarines P75. A second contract was signed in May 2012 for additional equipment. These contracts are part of a transfer of know-how and technology of DCNS. In this context, DCNS India operates manufacturing facilities in India for P75 submarines purchased by the customer site Mazagon (Mazagon Purchased Materials or MPM).
SEC supporting industries in its industrial development, DCNS has reached a new milestone for the Indian production equipment dedicated to submarines Scorpènes P75.
New industrial facilities
The new industrial means of SEC Industries are spread over 1,500 m2. The workshops incorporate modern production facilities for the production of various industrial activities such as blasting, sandblasting, welding and painting. New digital machines, benches and test fixtures - including a well for pressure testing-have been established. Also new is a section at a controlled temperature for storage of equipment and hardware.
Dedicated areas for the management of administrative tasks and training can accommodate in the best technicians and newly recruited engineers.
D. Vidyasagar, Director of SEC Industries said "We are pleased to be part of local suppliers P75 program. With the know-how, technical assistance and ongoing support of DCNS, we have developed new ways and delivered materials manufactured in India for Scorpene submarines. "
Planchais Bernard, Chief Operating Officer of DCNS developed: "We transferred to MDL technology to achieve watertight hulls of submarines. They make them now with a quality level equivalent to that of the best world shipbuilding. We develop a local industrial network to optimize the delivery of equipment at MDL. DCNS hopes to expand its operations in India and develops partnerships 'win-win' for the long-term mutual benefit of its customers and the Group. "
Bernard Buisson, Director of DCNS India adds "The contract with SEC is part of the program locally made equipment purchased by Mazagon P75 (MPM) and managed by DCNS India. Technology transfer in India, allows us to develop strong industrial opportunities for the P75 program and also future projects. "
Equipment deliveries to the Indian Scorpènes
Bernard Buisson says "The new workshops and equipment delivery reflect the quality of technology transfer in Inde.Les compliance checks for the first equipment was successfully completed in SEC in June. They were manufactured in accordance with contractual quality and delivery to our customer MDL was performed ahead of schedule. "
Doors and coamings of cofferdam are key to the safety of the crew of a submarine. The cofferdam is a watertight enclosure; incident, it can be used to isolate the crew and allow its removal.
* Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) built the Scorpene conventional submarines (program P75) through a technology transfer DCNS. In parallel, DCNS India, the DCNS subsidiary based in Mumbai, working on the selection and qualification of Indian companies for local production equipment dedicated to Scorpènes. The first Indian Scorpene will be launched in late 2013 and commissioned in 2015. The sixth Scorpene will enter service in 2018.
** DCNS India Private Limited was officially inaugurated in March 2009 in Mumbai in March. The company specializes in services related to the shipbuilding sector. The main tasks of DCNS India are supporting the naval shipyards and industrial (Naval Technical Advice Department), provision of expertise through local teams (Design & Marine Engineering Department), production in India through Indian partners (Programme Department) and the development of a network of suppliers to meet regional and international industrial (Sourcing & Purchasing Department).