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#271 Post by rev » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:38 pm


Naval Group Partners with KBR for Australia’s Future Submarine Facility Design

March 2018 Navy Naval Defense Industry News
Posted On Monday, 19 March 2018 09:26

Naval Group has formally signed a Design Services Subcontract (DSSC) with local engineering company, KBR, to assist with the concept design of the proposed Future Submarine (SEA1000) construction yard at the Osborne Naval Shipbuilding precinct in South Australia.

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Artist impression: RAN future submarines. Naval Group image.

The submarine construction yard concept design will include the facilities and infrastructure required to construct a fleet of twelve regionally superior Future Submarines for the Royal Australian Navy.

Through the DSSC, KBR will support Naval Group to deliver the concept design for the Future Submarine yard to the Commonwealth of Australia in July 2018.

“We will be utilising Naval Group’s extensive experience building and maintaining nuclear and conventional submarines for the French, Brazilian, Malaysian, Indian and Chilean navies to ensure that the facility is appropriately equipped to build Australia’s Future Submarine fleet” said Brent Clark, Interim CEO, Naval Group Australia.

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A team of KBR and Naval Group Australia engineers will undertake design workshops within Australia and France in February 2018 to inform the concept design and facilitate knowledge transfer. The team will draw on Naval Group’s international experience as a reference point for Australia’s Future Submarine yard.

“KBR is excited to be providing our expertise to Naval Group for this nationally significant project that will deliver a world-class future submarine facility, a significant component of the infrastructure enabler of Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding Plan. Having designed the original Collins submarine facility in South Australia in the 1980’s and more recently the Air Warfare Destroyer shipyard, KBR brings extensive local defence infrastructure engineering and program management experience to this important project” said Greg Conlon, KBR President Asia Pacific.

“We anticipate this contract will employee around 100 South Australians and we look forward to working with Naval Group and the Australian Government to maximise opportunities for local industry,” added Conlon.

Naval Group are committed to the involvement of Australian industry in the Future Submarine Program, recognising that it is of vital importance to the construction and sustainment of the submarine fleet into the future, creating job opportunities across Australia.

Australia's Future Submarine Program:
The Australian Government selected Naval Group (then known as DCNS) as its preferred international partner for the design of 12 Future submarines for the Royal Australian Navy. The announcement was made on April 26 2016 by the Australian Prime Minister the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon. Christopher Pyne and The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett. DCNS was competing with the Shortfin Barracuda design against TKMS' Type 216 and Japan's Soryu class designs. Based on the French Navy Barracuda SSN currently in final stage of construction, Australia's future submarine will be will be 97 meters in length and 8.8 meters in diameter.

In September, Lockheed Martin was selected as the preffered combat system integrator. All 12 submarines are expected to be built in Adelaide (South Australia) with technology transfer from Naval Group.
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#272 Post by rev » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:47 pm

Australian Engineers from Four Companies to Collaborate on Future Frigate 3D Modelling

Adelaide, 14 March 2018



44 highly-skilled Australian engineers and designers have commenced 3D Digital Model courses to develop electricity, structural and outfitting design activities to develop a naval design capability for complex ships. Designers from South Australian companies ASC and Cornell Design, as well as Victorian firm Invenio, will work alongside Navantia Australia employees as part of the program, which will grow Australian Industrial Capability.



“For the future growth of Australian defence industry, it is vital that we grow digital workforce skills, particularly in design, 3D modelling, and development of the digital twin,” said Navantia Australia’s Managing Director, Donato Martinez. “The training we are undertaking is an important part of the transfer of design technology and tools to Australia as part of building local design capability in our role as design manager of the Hobart Class.”



Navantia Australia will be providing a training program through which trainees will be taught to use the FORAN digital design software. FORAN is a fundamental tool used to create the 3D models and the digital twin, or ship zero, used in design and build phases. Through the use of FORAN, seamlessly integrated into our Business Management System, Navantia Australia is able to reduce costs and improve productivity in the design and construction of vessels.



“The program will provide the skills required for the future workforce to work on complex and highly-skilled naval projects,” said Mr Martinez. “We are proud to be working with local companies to upskill the future workforce and help build a thriving advanced manufacturing industry in Australia centred on continuous naval shipbuilding. This training program is a first for Navantia Australia and will involve both formal and workplace training components, representing a significant investment in developing the workforce capability.”



The training program will run over six months.
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#273 Post by rev » Tue May 15, 2018 7:05 pm

So money was allocated for the shipbuilding college in the budget, and still no word on when it’s all meant to kick off? :roll:

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#274 Post by Pistol » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:44 pm

SEA5000 announcement is set for Friday.
Watch this space - will it be cost or capability that wins?

Am figuring that with an announcement as big as this, the PM will be down at the shipyard spruiking jobs for SA
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#275 Post by I Follow PAFC » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:56 pm

BAE Systems beats Spanish and Italian designs for $35 billion warship building program.
A British company has been chosen for Australia's largest peace-time warship-building program, under a $35 billion contract to produce nine high-tech, anti-submarine frigates.
BAE Systems beat off fierce competition from rival Spanish and Italian designs and will begin construction in Adelaide in 2020.

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#276 Post by Pistol » Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:32 pm

Am so glad that capability won.
These will be the most capable ships in the RAN - and extremely effective ASW frigates.
Funny that subs and ASW frigates will be built next to each other - basically designed to destroy each other.
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#277 Post by Spurdo » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:51 pm

Does anyone know the industry plan that BAE have for the Future Frigates program? I remember hearing that Fincantieri were going to establish a facility at Osborne to manufacture thrusters and other marine propulsion equipment that would then be exported to their shipyards in the asian region. I also remember that they were planning on establishing a regional maintenance facility that would do repair & refurbishment work on cruise liners.

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#278 Post by SBD » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:55 pm

Spurdo wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:51 pm
Does anyone know the industry plan that BAE have for the Future Frigates program? I remember hearing that Fincantieri were going to establish a facility at Osborne to manufacture thrusters and other marine propulsion equipment that would then be exported to their shipyards in the asian region. I also remember that they were planning on establishing a regional maintenance facility that would do repair & refurbishment work on cruise liners.
Repair and refurbishment of cruise liners sounds like a pipe dream. I don't think they physically fit as far upriver as the Osborne shipyard. A cruise liner is huge compared to a destroyer or frigate - length, beam, draught. I doubt there is space near the passenger terminal anywhere that could be dredged enough to provide a refurbishment berth, even if it didn't need to be able to be lifted out of the water or dry docked.

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#279 Post by rev » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:16 pm

Most of the cruise ships that come in wouldn't be able to be turned around in the waters where ASC is, they are too long.
Ovation of the Seas for example is nearly 350m in length, longer then the width of water from shore to shore.

Going a bit further off topic(since we are talking about it, but probably belongs in visions) what they should do is widen the channel, dredge it, and build a cruise terminal just to the north of the expressway/rail bridges. Would add extra impetus to move the heavy industry just to the west of that site out of the area, and generally clean up the wider area.

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