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Paris, Ile-de-France, France, 2016/03/03 - The French Navy’s FREMM frigate, ‘The Provence’ built by DCNS in France, was amongst the participants in the review.
President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chief of of the three armed forces, reviewed India’s largest ever show portraying maritime might the International Fleet Review (IFR) with close to 100 warships- comprised of 71 Indian and 24 foreign vessels Indian and various other Navies deputed their vessels on the east coast of India, where IFR was held.
The French Navy’s FREMM frigate, ‘The Provence’ built by DCNS in France, was amongst the participants in the review..
DCNS also participated at the MAREX exhibition, to partner in the Indian Navy’s Green Initiative. DCNS Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) solution for Andaman island was presented to the Prime Minister, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Chief of Navy Admiral Dhowan at the Indian Navy booth during the IFR event. Indian Navy is seriously exploring the possibility of setting up an OTEC plant that would provide power for Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan said Navy would like to evolve itself into green navy by using green fuel. .
Aware of the substantial potential of Marine renewable energies and capitalizing on its historical expertise in naval defence, DCNS is well positioned for the development of OTEC with a temperature difference above 20 degrees throughout the year along the South Indian coast and other strategic islands in the Indian Ocean.
DCNS India was one of the exhibitors at the Make in India Week in Mumbai from 13th to 18th February, 2016 in the focus sector of Defence & Aerospace. Make in India was launched by PM Shri Modi in September 2014 to facilitate investment in India, foster self-reliance, innovation, and create best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure. 1500 foreign delegates from 65 countries participated at the event.
DCNS showcased its indigenisation efforts, which is coordinated by its subsidiary DCNS India*, through creation of value added partnerships for naval defence technology with Indian MSMEs like SEC, HBL, Flash Forge and WIL.
DCNS is assisting Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai to build six P75 submarines through comprehensive and genuine Transfer of Technologies and know-how at unprecedented levels and we are providing our Indian partners with technical assistance and TOTs to manufacture equipment through indigenisation programmes. After the undocking of Kalvari the first submarine of P75 project on 6th April 2015, it was set afloat on 29th October, 2015 to start the harbour and sea acceptance tests in the coming days.
“Indigenisation of P75 is a good example of a “Make in India” project. The P75 submarines have all been manufactured in India right from the First of Class. DCNS is committed to capitalise on the P75 indigenisation programme to further contribute to Indian Navy’ self-reliance. Keeping MDL’s expertise regained over the years is necessary to ensure continuous production of locally manufactured submarines. ” states Bernard Buisson, MD at DCNS India.
Besides, Make in India efforts of DCNS started in 2006 with P28 contract. DCNS has provided raft mounted gearboxes for anti-submarine warfare corvette P28.
• The Group set up DCNS India Private Limited, a subsidiary specialising in naval services, in March 2009. DCNS India is specializing in naval services. DCNS India’s main missions are to support the naval shipyards and industries (Naval Technical Advice Department), to develop local services with Indian talents (Design & Marine Engineering Department), to achieve localized production with large base industrial partners (Programme Department) and to extend sourcing opportunities for both local and international needs (Sourcing & Purchasing Department).