Naval Group and Fincantieri welcome the decision of the French and Italian GOVs to cooperate in the naval defence sector

Naval Group and Fincantieri welcome the decision of the French and Italian GOVs to cooperate in the naval defence sector

Paris cedex, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Naval Group and Fincantieri welcome today’s decision of the French and Italian governments to launch a joint process paving the way for the future creation of a progressive alliance in the naval defence sector.

The two groups will play a key role in the steering committee that will be launched within the next few days with the objective to define by June 2018 a roadmap detailing the principles of the future alliance.

Furthermore, the agreement reached today by the two governments on the shareholding structure of STX France foreseeing the presence of both Naval Group and Fincantieri represents a first  important step and an opportunity to go forward in naval cooperation.

Naval Group CEO Hervé Guillou and Fincantieri CEO Giuseppe Bono declared: “Our two groups have already successfully cooperated on the Horizon and FREMM frigates programs and we look forward to achieving together our European ambition while serving our international development on a growing competitive naval defence market and continuing to support the Italian and French navies.”

About Fincantieri

Fincantieri is one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and number one by diversification and innovation. It is leader in cruise ship design and construction and a reference player in all high-tech shipbuilding industry’s sectors, from naval to offshore vessels, from high-complexity special vessels and ferries to mega-yachts, ship repairs and conversions, systems and components production and after-sales services.

Headquartered in Trieste (Italy), the Group has built more than 7,000 vessels in over 230 years of maritime history. With more than 19,400 employees, of whom more than 8,200 in Italy, 20 shipyards in 4 continents, today Fincantieri is the leading Western shipbuilder. It has among its clients the major cruise operators, the Italian and the U.S. Navy, in addition to several foreign navies, and it is partner of some of the main European defense companies within supranational programmes.

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Emmanuel Gaudez
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Alix Donnelly
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FINCANTIERI S.p.A. – Media Relations

Antonio Autorino
Tel. +39 040 3192473
Mob. +39 335 7859027
antonio.autorino@fincantieri.it

Laura Calzolari
Tel. +39 040 3192527
Mob. +39 334 6587922
laura.calzolari@fincantieri.it

Cristiano Musella
Tel. +39 040 3192225
Mob. +39 366 9254543
cristiano.musella@fincantieri.it

Micaela Longo
Tel. +39 040 3192247
Mob. +39 366 6856280
micaela.longo@fincantieri.it

 

FINCANTIERI S.p.A. – Investor Relations

Cristiano Pasanisi
Tel. +39 040 3192375
cristiano.pasanisi@fincantieri.it

Matteo David Masi
Tel. +39 040 3192334
matteodavid.masi@fincantieri.it

Alberta Michelazzi
Tel. +39 040 3192497
alberta.michelazzi@fincantieri.it

SOURCE: Naval Group

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