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Agreement between Fincantieri, Cetena, Istituto Italiano of the Welding and the Welding Technology Institute of Australia

Collaboration in the development of innovative techniques and processes of welding to apply in the activities of shipbuilding in Australia

The navalmeccanico group Italian Fincantieri has undersigned a memorandum of understanding with the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA), organization that represent the enterprises and the professionals who operate in the field of the welding in Australia. To the agreement they take to part also the Cetena, research center and advising of the Fincantieri group, and Istituto Italiano of Welding (IIS).

The four understanding previews that partner work with the planning, development and technique and new implementation innovative and process of welding that could be applied in the activities of shipbuilding is in commercial within that to support in Australia. Moreover the collaboration will be extended to the field of the formation, qualification and certification of the welders in Australia.

Sean Costello, director of Fincantieri Australia, the branch Australian of the Italian navalmeccanico group that has entered in the shortlist of the Australian government in the within of the program Future Frigates - SEA 5000, has evidenced as the subscription of the understanding protocol confirms the engagement manifested from Fincantieri to transfer in Australia know-how-how and technologies that come from its 20 ship yards in four continents. "Fincantieri - it has emphasized - has an industrial plan for the continuous development of the industry of the shipbuilding that will allow with Australia to plan and to construct to new ships. This MoU with Welding Technology Institute of Australia, Cetena and Istituto Italiano of the Welding not only demonstrates the cooperation between the Australian and Italian industries, but it proves moreover that absolutely we are concentrated on it I use of our total competences and resources in order to help Australia in the development of the qualifications and the ability to the force job being carried to you the best procedures in the solutions and techniques of welding. Based on the agreement - it has specified Costello - we will work together in order to assure the cooperation between commercial the navalmeccaniche industries and military Italians and Australians, in order to develop together to the formation and the certification of the local welders let alone in order to develop together systems of welding and test".

"the WTIA - the managing director of the Australian institute has declared, Geoff Crittenden - is engaged to guarantee that all the new means in the field of the defense are constructed with Australian welders and that the contractors of this field do not have reasons or excuses in order to make use of qualified workers foreign countries in order to realize these projects. The signature of this memorandum of understanding will contribute to assure that the welders, the suppliers and the contractors have approached new technologies and techniques".

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