Finmeccanica: new orders worth EUR 285 million

Finmeccanica won new orders for a total value of EUR 285 million through its companies AgustaWestland, Ansaldo Energia, Oto Melara, SELEX Galileo, Ansaldo STS and SELEX Elsag.

AgustaWestland has signed a contract worth USD 150 million with Weststar Aviation Services of Malaysia for 10 AgustaWestland helicopters comprising five AW139s configured for offshore transport, one AW139 for VIP transport, two AW169s and two AW189s.

Ansaldo Energia has been awarded a contract worth about EUR 90 million in Egypt. The order is for the supply and assembly of two 280 MW steam turbines, related generators and auxiliary systems for the combined-cycle power station in Giza North (on the outskirts of Cairo), managed by the Cairo Electricity Production Co., a company owned by the Egyptian Electricity Holding Co, the state power company.

OTO Melara has signed a contract worth around EUR 28 million with the Italian Navy to certify and supply extended range (ER) unguided ammunition for 127mm and 155mm guns. In addition to this order, the company has also been awarded a contract worth around EUR 10 million by the French General Directorate of Armaments (DGA) to supply HE-PFF-IM6 explosive combat munitions, equipped with the 3AP multifunctional fuse.

SELEX Galileo has won contracts for a total value of more than EUR 23 million to provide logistics support for the Tornado aircraft, Falco Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) and engineering support for the upgrade of radar systems. In addition to these orders, the company has been awarded a EUR 5 million contract by the UK Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Artillery Systems Team to upgrade the current Layers Display and Control Unit (LDCU) of the UK’s L118 Light Gun.

Ansaldo STS has been awarded, through its subsidiary Ansaldo STS France, a contract worth EUR 15 million by Réseau Ferré de France (French Railway Infrastructure) to provide the complete signalling system on the new section of the East European High Speed line. The works are due for completion by February 2016.

SELEX Elsag has signed an important contract worth EUR 4 million with its Russian partner BERMOS to supply a TETRA radio communication system along the Sakhalin-Khabarovsk- Vladivostok pipeline, used by Gazprom to provide natural gas to China and Russia’s Far East regions.

Rome 07/12/2011