Naval Group and PT PAL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Wednesday to start the creation of an Indonesian Energy Research Lab to cooperate on energy and propulsions solutions in the naval field.
The two companies, together with other Indonesian industry and research partners, are working on an ambitious R&D collaboration project to prepare the future of naval technologies. This project consists of the creation of the Indonesian Energy Research Lab to develop, in Indonesia, the next generation of submarine energy solutions. This network will bring together industry and research partners as well as universities.
Within the framework of their strategic partnership in the submarine domain signed in February 2022 and that of the strategic partnership between Indonesia and France, Naval Group and PT PAL are committed to strengthening Indonesian maritime autonomy and sovereignty as well as creating long-term economic benefits.
Several key Indonesian stakeholders (academics, industrial partners, scientists) have been identified to develop the next generation of submarine energy solutions. They will work together on various research and development topics such as embedded electrical network, new energy storage or new generation Li-Ion battery.
On 2nd November, Naval Group and PT PAL also signed a MoU with PT Garda which will develop and maintain lead batteries in Indonesia, in the framework of the Energy Research Lab.