Chesterfield Special Cylinders (CSC) has fought off global competition to secure a significant contract to provide high pressure gas cylinders for the Swedish Navy’s new state-of-the-art A26 submarines.
The two A26 submarines are to be designed and built by defence and security company Saab. CSC will start delivery of the seamless cylinders in May 2018 and complete the entire order by April 2020.
CSC managing director Mick Pinder says: “This is a prestigious order which CSC won thanks to its global reputation as a leading supplier to almost every navy in the world. We are a technically advanced engineering company that works with clients to deliver bespoke and specialist products.”
Axel Mohnhaupt, sales manager at CSC Deutschland GmbH, secured the contract. He says:
“Saab works to the most exacting standards and we are pleased that CSC has been embraced as part of its carefully-managed, high end supply chain. This long-term contract will be co-ordinated from CSC Germany.
“CSC’s ability to deliver the highest standards of inspection and testing of the cylinders when in operation, extending their working life, is a further factor in this success.”
The A26 submarines are acknowledged by many as the world’s most modern submarine, with silent long-endurance capabilities and excellent manoeuvrability. It will be powered by diesel-electric propulsion and the Stirling air independent propulsion system.
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