Belfast Telegraph

Group shows its survival skills in Far East market

By Clare Weir

A Dunmurray based survival equipment firm has been chosen by the South Korean Navy to provide life-saving gear for its next fleet of submarines.

The multi-million euro contract, long term contract is for around 300 submarine escape suits and 12 submarine life raft systems.

The equipment will be supplied and manufactured by Survitec through German sister company DSB and will ensure the safety of submariners in escape from depths of 180m

DSB, part of the Survitec Group and based near Hanover, is a leading company in the development, processing and manufacturing of rubberised fabrics with marine, defence and aerospace applications and draws from long standing experience and expertise.

The contract has been awarded jointly by HDW and Marine Force International LLP as prime contractor for the South Korean procurement authority DAPA (Defense Acquisition Program Administration).

This is the largest single order in Survitec's cooperation with HDW and represents a further significant step for Survitec Group and DSB in Asia.

David Griffiths, the vice president of defence sales at Survitec Group, welcomed the new partnership.

"We have a long-standing and successful partnership with HDW and we are very pleased to have been awarded this new contract because it demonstrates once more, that Survitec offers a one stop shop for all submariner safety and survival requirements," he said.

"The security of supply, proven performance of the Survitec product range and our commitment to continuous product and process improvement, remains a very attractive proposition to customers."

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