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3 Marzo 2020

Australia

GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES TENDERS ARE OPEN FOR NAVY’S NEW OFFSHORE PATROL VESSELS

Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price has announced the opening of tenders for Australian industry to provide an innovative sustainment model for the Royal Australian Navy’s new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), the Arafura Class."This will be a modern, innovative and highly skilled sustainment plan to deliver a complex naval capability which is reliable, fit-for-purpose, and represents a new generation of naval operations," Minister Price explained. Construction is well underway at the ASC Shipyard in Osborne, South Australia, on two of the 12 Arafura Class OPVs, which are a key part of the Morrison government’s $90 billion continuous Naval Shipbuilding Program. The 12 new vessels will enter service as of 2022.The primary role of the OPV will be to undertake constabulary missions, and the OPV will be the primary ADF (Australian Defence Force) asset for maritime patrol and response duties.A competitive evaluation process (CEP) commenced in late 2015 and concluded with the signing of a contract with Lürssen Australia on 31 January 2018. Lürssen is a global leader in designing and building ships of the highest quality for demanding customers all over the world.The project will move to Henderson in Western Australia in 2020 where 10 OPVs will be built by Civmec in partnership with Lürssen Australia. It is estimated the $3.6 billion SEA 1180 project will create around 1,000 direct and indirect jobs. Civmec is an integrated, multi-disciplinary construction and engineering services provider to the oil and gas, metals and minerals, infrastructure, and marine and defence sectors.An Industry Briefing will be held in Perth on 16 March 2020 about the Capability Life Cycle Management services model.Submissions for the request for tender will close on 24 April. Further information is at https://www.tenders.gov.au/  (ICE SYDNEY)


Fonte notizia: Defence Connect