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Naval Group selects Future Submarine propulsion equipment designer

22nd October 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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France's Jeumont Electric has been selected by Naval Group for the design of the main electric propulsion equipment for the Royal Australian Navy’s Attack class submarines.

The main electric propulsion equipment converts electrical power using converter cubicles into mechanical power to propel the submarine through the water.

Jeumont Electric, which also worked on Australia’s Collins class submarine programme, will establish a fully owned Australian subsidiary - Jeumont Electric Australia - and transfer capabilities to support the operation and sustainment of the subsystem to the new subsidiary.

Jeumont Electric Australia will act as the engineering design authority providing training, conducting various levels of maintenance tasks and managing spare parts for the equipment.

This is the third subcontract for major subsystems for the Attack class submarine signed by Naval Group. To date, MTU has been tasked with for the design of the diesel generator rectifiers; and Schneider Electric France with the design of the main DC switchboards.

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