HALIFAX, Nov. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Patrick Boissier, chairman and CEO of French shipbuilder DCNS will visit Canada November 20 and 21, 2013 to promote his company's vision for the future of Canada's navy and plans to help grow the Canadian maritime sector.
DCNS' next-generation multimission FREMM frigate is a leading contender for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). Valued at approximately $33 billion, NSPS is the largest investment ever undertaken in Canada's naval sector. It is expected to create more than 15,000 jobs across the country and infuse an additional $20 billion in annual economic benefits to Canada as it maintains and upgrades this newly built fleet over the next 30 years.
While in Canada, Mr. Boissier will be meeting with prospective partners and will present DCNS' plans to participate in the CSC procurement process. Members of the media are invited to attend the following events:
Halifax, Nova Scotia - November 20, 2013
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. AST
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, Sable Ballroom
1919 Upper Water St., Halifax NS
Ottawa, Ontario - November 20, 2013
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EST
Château Laurier, Laurier Room
1 Rideau St., Ottawa ON
As a world leader in naval defence and an innovator in the energy sector, DCNS is developing advanced technology and solutions to secure the future and sustainably develop the planet's potential. Its leadership is built on a proven ability to meet customer needs by combining exceptional know-how with unique industrial resources. DCNS designs and builds submarines and surface combatants, develops associated systems and infrastructure, and offers a full range of services to naval bases and shipyards. DCNS has expanded its focus into civil nuclear engineering and marine renewable energy. As a responsible corporate citizen, DCNS was one of the first major defence organizations to achieve full certification to ISO 14001. The DCNS Group employs 13,200 people and generates annual revenues of €2.9 billion. For more information, please visit: http://en.dcnsgroup.com.
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Members of the media interested in attending either event or arranging an interview with Mr. Boissier, should contact: