French ship builder Naval Group has completed 10 years of operations in India with its 100 per cent owned subsidiary, which first started operations as DCNS India in 2008.
Naval Group in India has now grown to more than 50 professionals specialised in engineering, supply chain and project management, from its initial team of 10 employees.
“It is indeed a proud moment for all of us in Naval Group to celebrate ten years of robust and constructive business in India. It is a success for both our dedicated engineering and projects team and our highly trained subcontractors and partners. Today we are significantly extending our presence in India to finish the prestigious P75 submarine project while gearing up to take the lead for the maintenance of these submarines built on the Scorpène design,” said Rear Admiral Rahul Shrawat, Chairman and Managing Director, Naval Group in India.
Naval Group in India is focused on the creation of a sustainable industrial ecosystem for the indigenous manufacture of Scorpene submarines in India, where the diesel-electric submarines are known by the project name P75, whereby six submarines will be delivered to the Indian Navy.
The first submarine of the class, INS Kalvari, built by Mazagon Dock and Shipbuilders Limited (MDL)\, was commissioned on 14 December 2017.
Khanderi, the second of the class was launched at the beginning of 2017 and will be commissioned this year.
The remaining four submarines will be commissioned by 2022-23.