The South Australian public are invited to attend DCNS Australia’s public forum on the jobs it would create as part of its Future Submarine Program proposal today.

DCNS will detail its plans for the creation of 2,900 jobs, and how they would be created through the onshore and hybrid build options.

Sean Costello, CEO DCNS Australia, said the company’s plans for both options are well advanced and that it is important to be upfront with South Australians about what it wants to do.

“While we have no preference on a build option – that choice is a matter for the government – DCNS is prepared to deliver thousands of high-skilled jobs for the Australian economy and a significant amount of local content for the submarine program,” Mr Costello said.

“Under a hybrid build, the percentage of local content would be over 70 per cent and for an onshore build over 90 per cent,” he said.

“While both the onshore and hybrid options will deliver the same number of jobs, the latter will see submarines delivered more quickly and at a lower cost.

“We are confident that our onshore and hybrid build plans can deliver the best submarines for the Royal Australian Navy, while at the same time creating jobs in Adelaide and around the country.

“DCNS has a strong record of designing and building submarines for many sovereign navies, including France, Brazil and Malaysia.

“This company builds the best submarines in the world and we would relish the opportunity to partner with the Australian Defence Force to help support Australia’s maritime security for the next 50 years,” Mr Costello said.

Public Forum Details

Thursday, 1 October
Adelaide Convention Centre
5:30pm – 8:00pm

Press contact
Jessica Thomas
Communications Manager
+61(0)499 326 791

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