ASC enters into long-term collaboration with ç of France
Australia’s sovereign submarine company, ASC, has entered into a long-term
collaboration agreement with French submarine motor manufacturer Jeumont
Electric, opening the way to joint initiatives in support of the Collins Class and
Future Submarine programs.
Under the agreement, Jeumont Electric and ASC will exploit synergies in the
delivery of services supporting the ongoing sustainment and upgrade of the
Collins Class as well as in preparation to support the design, build and test of the
main motors for the Future Submarine program. The agreement builds upon the
long standing relationship developed between Jeumont Electric and ASC during
ASC’s construction and now sustainment of the Collins Class.
Not only is Jeumont Electric is the supplier of the main motors for the Collins
Class fleet, it is also the preferred supplier of new generation permanent magnet
motors for the Australian Future Submarine Program.
Announcing the collaboration during the Submarine Institute of Australia annual
conference in Canberra, ASC Chief Executive Officer Stuart Whiley said:
“ASC is the home of Australia’s existing submarine expertise, employing about
1,200 skilled personnel with a huge amount of experience in submarines in the
Australian context. This collaboration with Jeumont will help to meet the future
demands of both the Collins Class and Future Submarine programs,” said Mr
“We look forward to jointly working with Jeumont, in Australia and in France,
to expand our capabilities and support Australia’s historic submarine industry
expansion in coming years.”
Mr Whiley said ASC’s workforce was well-placed to support a number of
submarine programs in coming years.
“Our agreement with Jeumont comes after the recent signature of collaboration
agreements with Naval Group suppliers Endel Engie and Group FIVA.
“ASC has the finest submarine platform workforce ever assembled in this
Our expanded offering will provide our workforce with a rich range of
opportunities and professional rewards in coming years, along with our core
responsibility of platform sustainment of Australia’s potent Collins Class fleet,”
Mr Whiley said.