Paris 27th January 2016 – Défense Conseil International (DCI) and the French Military Fuel Service (SEA) are announcing the signature of a framework agreement aimed at facilitating the transfer of know-how in the SEA areas of expertise to France friendly countries.
For more than 75 years, SEA has been supplying armed forces with oil products, be it in mainland, overseas or in foreign operation theatres. It designs, deploys, implements and maintains on different theatres the means needed for supplying and maintaining oil equipment.
This unique SEA know-how, acquired over many years, combined with DCI expertise in the field of French military know-how transfer abroad, is the rationale of this agreement meeting a need expressed by friendly countries.
Cooperation between DCI and SEA is focused mainly on 3 areas:
o foreign institutional customers training in oil products professions;
o consulting and specialised expertise in the fields related to oil products;
o Research & Development activities in the fields related to oil products.
Within the framework of the agreement and to guarantee cooperation actions efficiency, DCI and SEA could temporarily exchange personnel when needed for the proper running of a project
Jean-Michel Palagos, DCI Chairman & Chief-Executive Officer declares:
“I am proud to develop an exhaustive and flexible offer in the field of oil supply with the French Military Fuel Service (SEA) central director. Friendly countries often ask us to transfer the know-how of the French Military Fuel Service which holds an almost unique capability in Europe. This service has proved highly effective in recent military operations.”
General Engineer Jean-Luc Volpi, SEA central director, declares: Building on 75 years of experience in oil logistics, the French Military Fuel Service is the sole oil operator of the French ministry of Defence, in mainland and in foreign operations. On the national territory, it has progressively developed its interministerial footprint and on the international level, allied armed forces and international organisms regularly seek its skills. Today’s partnership with DCI marks a new step for the service towards a greater openness which could benefit its industrial partners.