DCNS to Self-Fund Construction of Highly Innovative OPV

DCNS, a leading player on the world market for capital warships, also aims to win new business in the corvette/OPV sector. In line with this policy, the Group has decided to self-fund the construction of a Gowind offshore patrol vessel. The new ship is designed for a wide range of government missions at sea. Shipbuilding will begin soon at DCNS’s Lorient centre.

Patrick Boissier, Chairman & CEO of the DCNS Group, said: “The prime aim of the Championship growth initiative is to double Group revenue over the next ten years. One important way of achieving this is by expanding our product portfolio. The self-funded construction of this Gowind OPV will do just that. By giving us a marketing tool without equal, this vessel will also help us to achieve growth across the board while the shipbuilding effort will enable us to further improve our design and production methods thereby making us more competitive.”

Source : DCNS

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