PARIS, France (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Last week, on 7th February 2019, Naval Group announced the signing of an agreement with the Dutch company Royal IHC for becoming partners in the bid for the submarine replacement project of the Netherlands, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
Hervé Guillou, Naval Group CEO, said during the signing ceremony, “Naval Group aims for a long-term presence in the Netherlands and has built a robust network of over seventy Dutch industrial partners. We have been engaging actively with the Dutch industry and knowledge centres for over a year and a half and have reinforced our local footprint with several important milestones such as the creation of Naval Group subsidiary in the Netherlands. Today, we are joining our strengths together with Royal IHC to support the Netherlands MOD getting the most capable submarine responding to the specific needs of a first-rank NATO partner.”
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Naval Group is a globally known submarine expert with successful experience in building submarines through industrial partnerships formed with local experts in Brazil, Australia, India, etc.
Royal IHC is a reliable supplier of innovative and efficient equipment, vessels and services for the offshore, dredging and wet mining markets under complex projects from sea level to ocean floor in the most challenging of maritime environments.
Thus, it is establish a robust core team, combining the complementary experience and expertise of the companies in designing and manufacturing complex maritime and defence systems, which will be “able to offer the best solution for the Netherlands Submarine Replacement programme,” as commented by the Chief Executive Officer of Royal IHC, Dave Vander Heyde.
“Royal IHC is pleased to partner with Naval Group not only due to its extensive track record in building submarines, but also given the values our companies share; we are committed, reliable, can offer the best value product and we are extremely well placed to include a strong Dutch content base,” added Dave Vander Heyde.
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Source: Naval Group, Royal IHC