In September 2018, 2M officially launched a joint venture with French language service provider Atlantique Traduction to form the first Australian language service provider specialised in the shipbuilding industry: Atlantique Traduction Australia – ATA. With the Future Submarine Program (SEA 1000) around the corner, the Australian naval defence industry is experiencing significant growth.
The Future Submarine Program (SEA 1000) is a future class of submarines for the Royal Australian Navy based on the Shortfin Barracuda proposal by French shipbuilder Naval Group (ex DCNS) to replace the Collins-class submarines. The fleet will enter into service in the early 2030s with construction extending into the late 2040s to 2050. The Program is estimated worth $50 billion and will be the largest, and most complex, defence acquisition project in Australian history.
An alliance of technical expertise and local knowledge
Atlantique Traduction is the preferred language service provider of industry leaders Naval Group and Chantiers de l’Atlantique and has been specialising for years in the maritime sector both military and civil. ATA translate for the largest passenger ships constructed at the world leading Saint-Nazaire (France) shipyard. ATA’s expertise also extends to recreational boating and sailing. Our know-how includes all areas of the shipbuilding industry and the marine renewable energy sector.
Combined with 2M’s Australian knowledge, defence industry expertise and a pool of NAATI certified technical translators Atlantique Traduction Australia is also compliant with Australian Government Cyber Security requirements and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) questionnaire. 2M’s technical translators and interpreters are NAATI certified, bound by confidentiality agreements and hold Australian Government’s top security clearances (Baseline, NV1 secret, NV2 secret).
François Romanet (Director, Naval Group Australia) with ATA’s co-director Pierre Bastos.
Strengthening the defence sector and French ties
2M has strong ties with France with an office in Paris opened is 2012 and has always worked on developing French-Australian business relations through our involvement in the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce (FACCI) and ABIE France (Australian Business in Europe). As an Australian exporter into France and Europe, we welcome this new step forward into French-Australian trade relationships.