DCNS in 2015
GOWIND® CORVETTES: THE BEST OF NAVAL SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
10 ships ordered by the Egyptian and Malaysian Navies
to fulfil mainly orders involving technology transfer. Construction is further facilitated by the modular, integrated vertical structure of the PSIM, which can be produced separately and then assembled on the ship. This plug and play approach makes it possible to save a great deal of time, not only during the construction phase, but also during integration, tests and qualification of some elements of the equipment and combat system. All these innovations have resulted from close cooperation between designers, developers and production managers, working on the same platform to convert development innovations into technical solutions swiftly. DCNS has also revised its approach to production, by bringing together co-contractors, subcontractors and dedicated teams within a large, specific area at the Lorient shipyard, significantly reducing manufacturing cycles and costs. The first Gowind® 2500 will therefore be constructed in Lorient in record time between April 2015 and September 2017. This unit is part of an order for four Gowind® 2500 ships placed by the Egyptian Navy in July
2014. The following three vessels will be produced in Egypt, at Alexandria, between 2016 and 2019, using kits supplied by DCNS backed by technical assistance. DCNS has scored yet another major commercial achievement with this new range of corvettes: in April 2013, Malaysia acquired six Gowind® 2500 ships to be constructed at the Malaysian Boustead Naval Shipyard. Two tenders were accepted, despite very keen competition, marking an auspicious arrival on the international market and setting the Gowind® on course for further successes.
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CONSTRUCTION TIMEFRAME the first Gowind® 2500 for Egypt under construction at Lorient simultaneously with the FREMM Bretagne.
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