Royal IHC, trade unions team up on Dutch submarine program

By on May 4, 2021

first_img View post tag: Naval Group View post tag: Royal Netherlands Navy Photo: Image Courtesy: Royal IHC The Netherlands-based company Royal IHC and trade unions FNV, CNV vakmensen.nl, RMU and De Unie have signed a covenant within the framework of the program for the replacement of the Dutch Walrus class submarines.A year ago, Royal IHC and France’s defense contractor Naval Group joined forces in a bid to secure a contract for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s USD 2.8 billion submarine replacement project.The program will see the construction of four new submarines for the navy.In this covenant, the parties have agreed to intensively work together when Royal IHC and Naval Group are selected by the Dutch government to carry out the assignment.As informed, agreements have been made in the covenant on recruiting, training and keeping employees permanently employable. With this covenant, all parties involved endorse the importance of cooperation, good working conditions, the provision of apprenticeships, inflow and growth opportunities and the development of the right training.“The replacement of the Walrus class is a very large and magnificent project. A challenge that IHC cannot take on alone. We of course need Naval Group for that, and certainly as many Dutch partners as possible, in all kinds of areas. We are therefore very happy with the support of the unions. Together we can ensure the correct inflow and flow of professionals in the Rotterdam region,” Dave Vander Heyde, CEO Royal IHC, said.“With such a large order from the Dutch government, such as the replacement of the Walrus class submarines, in terms of construction and long-term maintenance should be chosen for employment in the Netherlands,” according to the trade unions.“Investing in this strategic sector is good for preserving and expanding knowledge, good for employment and good for the Netherlands as an industrial country. This also includes clear agreements about training, employment conditions and working conditions as they are in the covenant signed today.”In December 2019, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MOD) selected Naval Group, Saab Kockums and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems for the next bidding phase in the navy’s submarine replacement program.The contract would be signed with one of the companies in 2022. All four submarine newbuilds are planned to be operational by 2031.The Royal Netherlands Navy has four older Walrus class submarines which have been in service since 1990 – Walrus, Zeeleeuw, Dolfijn and Bruinvis. This is the only submarine class in the navy’s fleet.Read more:France’s Naval Group opens Dutch office in bid for submarine, MCM work View post tag: Royal IHC View post tag: Walrus-class replacement Share this articlelast_img read more

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Mountain manor to draw buyers

By on September 28, 2020

first_img33 Zoe Court, Mount LouisaThe property was launched to the market last weekend and already there had been a solid response with 15 groups through at the first open inspection.Ms Mahoney said those who had seen it really liked the aspect and green space around the house and the fact it has good street appeal.“It’s a very clever design,’’ she said. “It sits beautifully in the landscape.’’Ms Mahoney said the four-bedroom home stood out because it was a little bit different to other homes now on the market. The contemporary looking house has spotted gum flooring throughout and includes top-of-the- range airconditioning.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 33 Zoe Court, Mount LouisaIT STARTED out life as a display home, so nothing was left to chance when this home at 33 Zoe Court, Mount Louisa, was built.Marketing agent Julie Mahoney of Ray White said the current owners bought it only four years ago, so it was still like new and because it had been built as a display home all the top-end fixtures and fittings were included. 33 Zoe Court, Mount LouisaThe living and dining area are open plan with high ceilings and there is a study nook in this area.The living areas flow out onto the deck. A media room is at the front of the house and can be used as a fourth bedroom.A separate powder room can be found close to the living and entertainment area and there are oversized windows used throughout the home which allow for the delightfully vast views.The property has secure double car accommodation which has an automatic garage door.center_img 33 Zoe Court, Mount LouisaThere are views from the main bedroom with green space views from the bed and the ensuite has a bath and separate shower.Ms Mahoney described the home on 978sq m as the “best of the best’’.The house is due for auction on Tuesday, July 3, at 6pm.A large timber deck has glass balustrading and a sink and offers mountain views and yard.In the kitchen there are black granite benchtops, stainless steel appliances, a walk-in pantry and mirrored splashback.last_img read more

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