DCNS has been awarded three four-year contracts for the operation and maintenance of French Navy port facilities and naval base power distribution networks at Toulon and Brest.
Two contracts, worth a total of €13 million, are for the operation and level-one maintenance of port facilities at Toulon and Brest. Services include drydock operations (flooding, draining and configuration) and the operation and maintenance of cranes, floating drydock gates, pumping stations, lifting gear and other port facilities. They also include the operation of the Pont de Recouvrance vertical-lift bridge in Brest which must be raised to give large vessels access to the inner port. The contracts also cover the surveillance of all berths and docks.
The third contract, worth €10 million, is for the operation and maintenance of the high- and low-voltage power distribution networks serving the Toulon naval base, the Le Mourillon site, the Saint-Mandrier site and the munitions stores area. Services include all operations to ensure that all facilities and parties (customers, partners, DCNS, subcontractors, etc.) receive the electricity they require 24/7. This contract was awarded to DCNS and co-contractor Dalkia.
“These contracts, each won through competitive bidding, demonstrate DCNS’s capacity to expand its business in new industrial services by leveraging existing in-house skills contributing to strong credibility,” says Thierry Kalanquin, SVP Services. “DCNS has the expertise to propose value-added services. This also shows that the Group has what it takes to offer innovative solutions in naval base services.”