CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE DCNS GROUP —
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DCNS and its staff of 13,000 have just experienced a highly eventful year, distinguished by commercial successes, both in France and abroad. In particular, we finalised the sale of a FREMM frigate and two projection and command (LHD) vessels to Egypt. In partnership with Piriou, we were awarded a contract for the delivery of four Offshore Support and Assistance Vessels (OSAVs) for the French Navy. We also consolidated our position in the services sector during 2015 by winning a contract for the Malaysian Navy’s Scorpene® submarines, renewing the support contract for the nuclear attack submarines (SSNs) and front-line frigates. Altogether, DCNS now has an order book worth €12.3 billion.
A closely-knit partnership built on confidence with the DGA and French Navy —
The year was also highly eventful from an industrial viewpoint. Particularly with the construction of the first of four Gowind® corvettes acquired by the Egyptian Navy at Lorient, the ongoing Barracuda programme to build six nuclear attack submarines (SSNs) for the French Navy as well as the launch of the experimental tidal turbine farm at Paimpol-Bréhat. For DCNS, 2015 was a year involving a great deal of enterprise, innovation and investment.
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