Canadian Manufacturing

CGI secures $45M contract from French defense firm DCNS

CGI to provide IT support and maintenance for French industry group



PARIS—CGI and French naval defense and energy company DCNS have signed an approximately $45 million, or 30 million euro contract under which CGI will provide the firm with IT support and maintenance services as DCNS looks to develop its international reach.

“We’re very proud to be working with DCNS, one of France’s flagship industrial companies,” Jean-Michel Baticle, president of CGI’s operations in France, Luxembourg and Morocco, said. “Our expertise and know-how in defence technology will ensure that DCNS benefits from the best possible management of its data, and thanks to our international presence, we’ll be able to track DCNS’s operational needs very closely.”

Along with designing and building submarine and surface ships, DCNS also develops marine renewable energy systems and is looking to build up its international business. Under the contract, CGI is tasked with industrializing support and maintenance services and reducing costs while guaranteeing security, as well as a range of other objectives.

“Under the agreement, our partner is also committed to helping us achieve our overall performance objectives on a day-to-day basis,” Michèle Fouchard, DCNS’ chief information office, said. “And, with its global presence, CGI is the ideal partner to help us achieve our ambitions by providing efficient, agile support for our international development strategy.”

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