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NAVANTIA and the Australian Defense Materiel Organisation (DMO) have signed the contract for carrying out the Risk Reduction Design Study (RRDS) for the Australian Auxiliary Oil & Replenishment Vessel, the so-called SEA1654 program. The signing took place at the Garden Island naval base, and was attended by Admiral Purcell and by Mr. Patrick Fitzpatrick, both from the DMO, by NAVANTIA’s Commercial Director, Mr. Gonzalo Mateo-Guerrero, and by NAVANTIA Australia’s Director, Mr. Francisco Barón.
The Chairman of the state-owned industrial holding company Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales (SEPI), Mr. Ramón Aguirre, appeared before the Committee on Budgets which met in the Lower House of the Spanish Parliament for informing it about the main features of SEPI’s budget for the financial year 2015. Aguirre stated that Grupo SEPI maintains its financial autonomy and reduces its indebtedness level.
The Chairman of the state-owned industrial holding company Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales (SEPI), Mr. Ramón Aguirre, defended NAVANTIA’s decision of transferring the manufacture of 8 building blocks to the Puerto Real shipyard in his appearance before the Committee on Budgets of the Lower House of Parliament.
Answering the questions made by the Parliamentarian groups, Mr. Ramón Aguirre, has recalled that the new supervision model at NAVANTIA by the Ministry of Defense is due to a mere overview assignment. According to SEPI’s Chairman, 'the above agreement does not mean any new organization, nor any organizational change'.