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FIVA and ASC sign on developing a design workforce for submarines in Australia

24/10/2018

Euronaval 2018 : FIVA, suppliers of engineering services to the Naval Defence, Energy and Environment sectors, is pleased to announce a collaboration agreement with Australian-owned submarine company ASC Pty Ltd, the prime contractor for the design, build and sustainment of the Collins Class submarine fleet operated by the Royal Australian Navy

Together, FIVA and ASC intend to develop a joint submarine design workforce in Australia with the capability to satisfy NAVAL GROUP’s demands for design services in support of the Australian Future Submarine Program. This proposed alliance seeks to exploit the capabilities resulting from the collaboration between a European long term partner of NAVAL Group and an experienced and famous Australian Submarine designer and maintainer.

“We are proud to partner with ASC, who constructed and now maintains the Australian COLLINS submarine fleet,” said Yannick Vergez, CEO of Groupe FIVA.

”The 30 years of experience and the current capability of ASC make it a natural ally of FIVA and the services we provide to Naval Group. This agreement will lay the foundations for FIVA and ASC to add value to our clients, especially Naval Group.’

ASC Chief Executive Stuart Whiley welcomed the agreement.

"ASC is Australia’s foremost submarine platform company, with significant current design and build-like expertise developed over thirty years working in the heart of the Australian submarine sector,” said Mr Whiley.

“This collaboration between ASC and FIVA creates mutual benefits, with FIVA’s experience providing submarine design services to Naval Group in France and ASC’s experience in submarine platforms in Australia.”

As the sustainer and in-service platform designer for the Collins Class fleet, ASC offers current submarine design expertise able to deliver solutions that comply with Australian Standards and the requirements of the Commonwealth of Australia.

“This is an alliance between a European company and long-term partner of Naval Group and an experienced Australian submarine company,” said Mr Vergez.

The collaboration agreement will allow the development of a design workforce for submarines in Australia which is familiar with the design processes, techniques and tools
required by Naval Group.

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