Nathalie Smirnov, director of the DCNS Services division, inaugurated the premises dedicated to the maintenance and modernization program for part of the Saudi Arabian military fleet.
These programs correspond to the different Service contracts, of which the most recent LEX (Life Extension) was initiated in the fall 2013.
The teams of the Saudi Arabia program platform manage the service contracts with this major DCNS customer.
- The LEX contract relates to the maintenance of 4 Madina-class frigates (frigates 2000) and two Boraida-class replenishment oilers built in the frame of the Sawari1 program.
- The ERAV contract covers the maintenance of 3 Al Riyadh-class frigates (frigates 3000) delivered in the frame of the Sawari2 program. This represents a total of 9 major technical shutdowns and 2 intermediate technical shutdowns to be performed in Jeddah over the coming years.
- The AMWAJ contract relates to support to the Royal Saudi Navy in terms of spare-parts supply and technical assistance.
The services provided by DCNS will be delivered partly in France (design, preparation, purchasing, replacement parts and equipment) and partly in Saudi Arabia by the DCNS subsidiary Support KSA (performance and management of work on site).
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