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BHIC Submarine Engineering Services Awarded Malaysian Mindef Contract to Support Prime Minister Class Submarines


BHIC Submarine Engineering Services Awarded Malaysian Mindef Contract to Support Prime Minister Class Submarines

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Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Prime Minister Class Submarine
Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Prime Minister Class Submarine

Boustead Heavy Industries Corp Bhd’s (BHIC) wholly-owned subsidiary, BHIC Submarine Engineering Services Sdn Bhd (BSES), has bagged an award from the Malaysian Ministry of Defence (Mindef), representing the government, to award the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Prime Minister Class Submarines contract worth RM43.60 million. The contract will contribute positively to the earnings of the BHIC Group for the financial year ending Dec 31, 2024. The contract entails the expansion of the scope of work and additional contract ceiling price for the in-service support interim for the RMN submarines. A formal contract between the government and BSES will be finalised and executed at a later date.

Prime Minister-class is a Scorpène-class submarine built for the Royal Malaysian Navy by Naval Group, formerly known as DCNS in Cherbourg, France and Navantia in Cartagena, Spain. In 2002, Malaysia ordered two Scorpène-class boats worth €1.04 billion (about RM4.78 billion). Both boats Tunku Abdul Rahman and Tun Abdul Razak commissioned by Royal Malaysian Navy in 2009. The Scorpène-class submarines are a class of diesel-electric attack submarines jointly developed by the French Naval Group (formerly the DCNS) and the Spanish company Navantia. It features diesel propulsion and an additional air-independent propulsion (AIP). It is now marketed as the Scorpène 2000-class submarine.

On 3 September 2009, Tunku Abdul Rahman arrived in Malaysia 54 days after sailing from Toulon for her new home. According to a September 2009 report in Malaysia’s English-language The Sun, the submarine was expected to be formally commissioned into the Royal Malaysian Navy in October 2009. KD Tun Abdul Razak is laid down on 25 April 2005 and launched in October 2008. She is commissioned in December 2009 and. She was assigned at Sepanggar Naval Base, Sabah.

Bhic Submarine Engineering Services Sdn. Bhd. is based in Malaysia, with the head office in Kota Kinabalu. The enterprise operates in the Other Support Activities for Air Transportation industry. The company was established on October 15, 2003.Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad, often abbreviated as BHIC is a Malaysian industrial group specialised in defence, naval and commercial shipbuilding, ship repair, fabrication of offshore structures as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft. The company is a public limited company and the largest shareholder is Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera, a government statutory body which provides retirement benefits and a savings scheme for officers of the Malaysian Armed Forces, with a 58.69% stake.

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