Naval Group and Piriou have won the contract for the availability of the four overseas support and assistance ships (BSAOM) from the Fleet Support Service.

This contract, established for a period of six years, covers the maintenance in operational condition of the four overseas support and assistance vessels, respectively based in Martinique, New Caledonia, Polynesia and Reunion. It brings together the activities contributing to the routine maintenance of these vessels, including twenty-two technical stops and logistical support provided to the French Navy. Naval Group and Piriou will also carry out seven major upgrades under this contract, such as upgrades to mooring facilities and inverters.

This contract is a continuation of the partnership established between Naval Group and Piriou, since 2014, for the development, construction, then maintenance in operational condition of these buildings.

” Naval Group and Piriou have a perfect knowledge of these ships and thus offer the best support in terms of proximity, responsiveness and performance to the crews of the French Navy,” specifies Vincent Martinot-Lagarde, director of Naval Group Services.

Vincent FAUJOUR, President of the PIRIOU group declared: ” As these buildings were the first contract carried out by Kership, the joint venture of Piriou and Naval Group, it is a particular satisfaction to jointly ensure their maintenance in operational condition and to enable them to continue their missions in overseas EEZs.”