Finmeccanica: year-end contracts in every business sector
-Alenia Aermacchi: contract with Italian Minister of Defence to supply three M-346 aircraft
-AgustaWestland: agreement for 160 civil helicopters to Rosneft by 2025
-Selex ES: contract with ENAV for the air traffic control system 4-Flight
-Ansaldo STS: will supply the signaling and automation systems for the new Milano Metro line 4
Rome, 7 January 2015 – End of the year characterized by new contracts for the Finmeccanica Group; in the last days of 2014 four important agreements in every sector of the Group's activities were signed.
In the Aeronautic sector, on 22 December, Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi signed a 120 million Euro contract with ARMAEREO (Italian National Armaments Directorate) to provide the Italian Air Force with further three advanced trainer aircraft M-346, with ground base training system and relevant logistic support included.
In the Helicopters sector, Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland, following an agreement signed on 29 December, will provide 160 civil helicopters AW189 to the oil company Rosneft. The supply will be provided mainly through HeliVert, a joint venture between the Italian company and Russian Helicopters (a subsidiary of the corporation Rostec). HeliVert will be responsible of the final assembly (in its Tomlino plant near Moscow) of the helicopters that will be provided by AgustaWestland. The agreement includes the supply of integrated services (maintenance and training) for customers in Russia and CIS countries. With this supply of 160 civil helicopters, Rosneft will become the first customer for AW189 worldwide.
In Defence Electronics and Security, on 30 December, Finmeccanica - Selex ES, as the lead of an industrial grouping, announced the award of a European bid for tenders called by ENAV, the Italian air traffic control service provider, to design and set up the new generation air traffic control system in Italy (4-Flight programme) that will replace in nine years the existing one. The contract is worth about 206 million Euro.
In Transportation, Ansaldo STS, a Finmeccanica company, announced on 31 December that will implement of the protection, supervision and control system of driverless and unmanned trains of the new Milan Metro line 4. Ansaldo STS will supply and install the signalling and automation systems, power supply systems, doors protection, entry gates, ticketing machines, maintenance facilities and, in collaboration with Sirti, telecommunication systems. The total value of the contract for Ansaldo STS is about 265 million Euro.