September 19, 2020 – PMB Defence (PMB) has been assigned the contract to supply submarine batteries to the Canadian Government for its Victoria Class submarines.
The Royal Canadian Navy operates four Victoria Class conventional submarines which have been active in the service since 2003. PMB will manufacture the lead-acid based battery systems at our new state-of-the art production, research and development and engineering facilities situated adjacent to the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide, South Australia.
PMB Defence’ Chief Executive Officer Stephen Faulkner stated that, “The contract with Canada builds on the capability grown from the Collins Class Submarine program in Australia and various new technology programs we have with other international customers. This work further endorses our strategic objective to be the world’s most credible designer and supplier of submarine battery systems.”
Mr Faulkner added that “The Canada contract further demonstrates the trust in PMB’s world-class capabilities by an allied country.” This additional contract adds to the recent announcement regarding PMB’s purchase of the EnerSys’ submarine battery business.
PMB looks forward to a collaborative relationship with the Canadian customer, ensuring the Royal Canadian Navy gets the best battery and in turn the best submarine performance.