In 2016 Navantia was awarded the contract to build two (2) Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships. These ships will replace existing vessels HMAS Success and HMAS Sirius and will be known as the Supply Class. The AORs will provide operational support to the Navy’s fleet by providing fuel, munitions and stores.
Australian industry is playing a key role in the build of the AORs with a minimum $120 million investment into Australian products, skills and expertise. As part of this, 4,500 tonnes of steel has been sourced from Bluescope Steel. The AORs Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) will be sustained in Australia by Sage Automation. Hobart’s Taylor Bros is supplying a range of services including hospital, laundry and gallery fitouts. SAAB Australia will supply the combat management system and Raytheon Australia, the communications systems.
Even though we have access to a large number of Australian suppliers and service providers, Navantia Australia is always looking to incorporate and include new ones as we are fully aware of the potential that the Australian Industry can provide. This includes Small to Medium Enterprises that are willing to be a part of an ever evolving and growing opportunity to support the Royal Australian Navy and potentially future Navantia projects.
Suppliers interested in participating in supporting the AORs, or any other Navantia project, are requested to respond to the Navantia Expressions of Interest on the ICN Portal. Navantia seeks to engage with industry on specific work requirements and packages, and suppliers with compatible capabilities will be contacted.SHOW LESS