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AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY CAPABILITY (AIC) OPPORTUNITIES

Hunter Class Frigate Program

Q1 2021

Ross Hillman
Supply Chain Director HCFP
BAE Systems Maritime Australia

 

HCFP – Organisational Structure

 

 

Hunter Class Frigate Program – AIC Overview

  • The Commonwealth of Australia (CoA) bought the Type 26 Reference Ship Design (RSD) from the UK
  • The Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP) will be managed within the construct of BAE Systems Maritime Australia (former trading name ASC Shipbuilding Pty Ltd), as a subsidiary of BAE Systems Australia Limited. BAE Systems Maritime Australia will deliver nine anti-submarine warfare Hunter class frigates to the Royal Australian Navy, and in so doing contribute to an enduring sovereign industrial capability
  • Tier 1 OEM contracts to be placed with ASC Shipbuilding Pty Ltd
  • BAE Systems Maritime Australia to access Osborne Naval Shipyard (South Australia) from July 2020
  • Cut steel for the Hunter program’s prototyping phase: December 2020
  • Construction to commence on First of Class: December 2022
  • Schedule impact to Ship 1 will not be compromised
  • To maximise Australian industry participation, market testing is to be demonstrated via the use of the ICN Gateway

 

Purpose

  • The objective of Australian Industry Capability (AIC) is to identify opportunities for, and collaborate with, the CoA in order to maximise the participation of Australian industry in the performance of the contract on and from the effective date (ED); and
  • In doing so, we will grow AIC and provide a clear road-map for Australian industry that can be followed through the design-prototype, shipbuilding, and sustainment phases of the Hunter program.

 

AIC / CNS Objectives

Achieve an Australian defence industry that has the capability, posture and resilience to help meet Australia’s defence needs, while being internationally competitive and innovative through the establishment of:

  • Modern, innovative and secure naval shipbuilding and sustainment infrastructure
  • A highly capable, productive and skilled naval shipbuilding and sustainment workforce
  • A motivated, cost-competitive and sustainable Australian industrial base underpinned initially by experienced international ship designers and builders who transfer these attributes to Australian industry; and
  • A national approach to delivering the Naval Shipbuilding Plan.

 

AIC Requirements

 

TARGETED TASKs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The Targeted Task supports or potentially supports Category A, B or Combat Systems equipment on the HCFP.
  • The Targeted Task will provide a clear deliverable in support of the feasibility and assessment of the OEM investment cases where:
    • The SME is already in discussion with the OEM; and/ or
    • The SME has facilities capable of producing the equipment; and/ or
    • The SME has a successful track record (based on BAESMA industry knowledge).
  • The Targeted Task presents an opportunity ‘on the surface’ to increase AIC but requires further validation;
  • The Targeted Task clarify opportunity specific implications required for HCFP benefit (such as facilities, tooling, certification, security etc.);
  • The Targeted Task will have the potential to deliver an AIC/CNS outcome for the specified equipment; and
  • The Targeted Task will clarify transfer of technology/knowledge scope including elements such as cost, outputs and/or maximising AIC.

 

Category Definitions

 

Category A Category B Category C Category D Combat Systems
High value, high risk, project specific equipment, very large and complex systems; Medium value, established and medium to low risk equipment; Catalogue items and commodities, consumables; On-site subcontracted services; Mission Critical Systems;
Customer mandated, program critical (mini projects), competition led; Complete systems that have been modified for the Program, although they remain recognisable as the original equipment or system; Platform supplies (build to print or Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)); Program critical; intrinsic linkage to build Program; service to the project Leverage existing capability in Australia for HCFP with partners SAAB Australia and Lockheed Martin;
Major equipment’s; e.g. combat, power and propulsion and complex systems. Platform equipment. Catalogue equipment’s or commodity materials, which are generally build to print or proprietary, with high volume but individual value and risk; Subcontract services. 80% change to Hunter Class from the Reference Ship Design – there is no functional baseline.
Commodities; steel, valves, pumps, electrical systems, pipe materials.

 

Market Testing via ICN

To evidence full & fair market testing, BAE Systems Maritime Australia requires the use of the Industry Capability Network (ICN)
Category A & B to use Minimum Change principle – using the same Tier 1 Suppliers as Type 26 unless in the case of:

  1.  Obsolescence;

  2.  Design Change,

  3.  Poor Performance,

  4.  Capacity Constraints, and/or

  5.  Financial Risk

Category C & D work packages will all be market-tested via ICN Gateway
Combat Systems to use ICN when suppliers are not either mandated or pulled through from T26

 

SME’S ENGAGED IN Q4 2020/Q1 2021 INCLUDE

  • Beak Engineering
  • BRE Engineering
  • Cool Technology
  • CPE Switchboards
  • Intercept Australia
  • Jako Industries
  • Nepean Engineering & Innovation
  • Pressure Dynamics
  • Prochem Pipeline
  • Sterling Pumps
  • Castech
  • Celotti Workforce
  • Copper Alloys Australia
  • Glyde Metal Industries
  • Hydraulic Distributors
  • Intercon Engineering
  • Kraken Australia
  • LGM Australia
  • McKechnie Iron Foundry
  • Muir Windlasses Australia
  • Profluid
  • Project Materials Australia
  • Swagelok WA
  • The Dobbie Dico Meter Company
  • VHM Solutions
  • Watmarine Engineering Services
  • Amiga Engineering
  • Bundaberg Walkers
  • Custom Fluidpower
  • Hydac
 

  • LuMark
  • New Touch Industries
  • N.H.P Electrical Engineering Products
  • P & D Lipski Engineering
  • Pirtek
  • Redarc Electronics
  • Davin Industries
  • Delta Hydraulics
  • Eilbeck Cranes
  • Precision Metal Group
  • Promet Valves Australia
  • QPE Advanced Machining
  • Quality Castings
  • Rohlig Australia
  • Sam Technology Engineers

 

OEM’S ENGAGED IN Q4 2020/Q1 2021 INCLUDE

  • David Brown Gears
  • Rolls Royce
  • Sauer
  • MST
  • R H Marine
  • Chesterfield
  • Kongsberg
  • MTU
  • GE
  • Score
  • Cathelco
  • Desmi
  • SPX
  • Johnson Controls
  • Van Dam (TBC)
  • Naval Group
  • Renold
  • Marl
  • Indal
  • Aerius
  • Tyco
  • Detagasa
  • Marine Equipments Pellegrini (MEP)
  • GEA
  • Ernest West & Beynon
  • W R Davis
  • Peco Facet
  • Babcock International
  • Ompeco
  • Salt Separation Services Limited
  • Goodwin Steel Castings
  • Plasan
  • Saint Gobain
  • Whippendell Marine
  • AGI
  • Barrier Architectural Services Ltd
  • Finnings
  • Airspeed
  • Calzoni
  • MacTaggart Scott
  • Rhode & Schwarz
  • BAE Systems Naval Ships
  • Raytheon Anschutz
  • BAE Surface Ships Ltd
  • BAE Systems P&S
  • Ultra Electronics AU
  • Thales AU
  • Tods Defence
  • RFI Out
  • HBK
  • L3 Australia

 

OEM RFP’S ISSUED TO DATE

  • MST – Helicopter XY Gantry Crane 1.5te: Q1 2020
  • J P Sauer – HP Compressor & BA Equipment: Q1 2020
  • MTU-F / Penske Australia – Diesel Genset: Q2 2020
  • Rolls Royce – Gas Turbines: Q2 2020
  • RH Marine – LV Electrical Package: Q2 2020
  • DB Santasalo – Propulsion Gearbox: Q2 2020
  • GE Power – Propulsion Motor: Q2 2020
  • Kongsberg – Stabiliser System: Q2 2020
  • Kongsberg – Steering Gear D&M: Q2 2020
  • Van Dam – Blast Doors: Q2 2020
  • Johnson Controls – Chilled Water Plant & Panels: Q2 2020
  • Desmi – Hot Fresh Water Module: Q2 2020
  • Cathelco – Hull Preservation: Q2 2020
  • Score Marine – Wholeship Valves: Q2 2020
  • Desmi – Wholeship Pumps: Q2 2020
  • MST – WT & GT Doors, Hatches & Scuttles: Q2 2020
  • Naval Group – Shaftline System: Q3 2020
  • Renold Hitec – Flexible Driveshaft Coupling: Q3 2020
  • Curtis-Wright INDAL – Helicopter Handling System ASIST: Q3 2020
  • AGI – Helicopter Visual Landing Aids: Q3 2020
  • Marl International – LED Light Fittings: Q3 2020
  • SPX International Ltd. – Liquid Strainers: Q3 2020
  • Tyco Fire & Int. Solutions – Fire Smoke & Flood Detection System: Q4 2020
  • Tyco Fire & Int. Solutions – Fixed Fire Fighting System: Q4 2020
  • W.R Davis – Uptakes & Downtakes System: Q4 2020
  • MEP – Anchor Handling & Mooring Equipment: Q4 2020
  • Peco Facet UK Ltd. – AVCAT Fliter / Water Seperator: Q4 2020
  • MEP – Boat Bay Davit & RCS Screen: Q4 2020
  • Ernest West & Beynon – Cold & Cool Rooms: Q4 2020
  • Peco Facet UK Ltd. – Dieso Fuel Coalescer: Q4 2020
  • GEA Mechanical – Gearbox Lubricating Oil Cleaning Module: Q4 2020
  • Chesterfield Special Cylinders – HP Air Recievers: Q4 2020
  • Detagasa – Oily Water Separator: Q4 2020
  • MEP – RCS Closures: Q4 2020
  • Detagasa – Sewage Treatment Plant: Q4 2020
  • AERIUS Marine – HVAC System & ATU Condensate Transfer Unit: Q1 2021
  • Salt Separations Services – Reverse Osmosis & Chlorine Dosing Unit: Q1 2021
  • Babcock International – Ships Lifts & Hoists: Q1 2021
  • OMPECO – Solid Waste Treatment Plant: Q1 2021

 

SME EOI’s & RFP’S ISSUED TO DATE

  • Non Ship Steel – Transport and Build Support Structures (Prototyping) ): EOI Q1 2020
  • Abrasive Blast + Paint Application: RFP Q1 2020
  • Electrical Complex Boxes & Switches: EOI & RFP Q1 2020
  • Profiled Tee and Beam Sections (Prototyping): EOI & RFP Q1 2020
  • Flowforge Gratings (Prototyping): EOI Q1/RFP Q2 2020
  • Portable BA & Stowages (OCABA + ELSRD) (Prototyping): EOI Q1/RFP Q2 2020
  • GRP Ladders (Prototyping): EOI Q1/RFP Q2 2020
  • Fire Extinguisher Brackets & Lifebuoy Release Unit (Prototyping): EOI Q1/RFP Q2 2020
  • Treadplates (Prototyping): EOI Q1/RFP Q2 2020
  • Pipe Support Manacles (Prototyping): EOI Q1/RFP Q2 2020
  • Manhole & Access panel Gaskets (Prototyping): EOI Q1/RFP Q2 2020
  • Wholeship Eyeplates (Prototyping): EOI Q1/RFP Q2 2020
  • Engine Room Stanchions (Prototyping): EOI Q1/RFP Q2 2020
  • Cable (Prototyping): EOI Q1/RFP Q2 2020
  • Structural Steel (Prototyping): EOI Q1/RFP Q2 2020
  • Cable Securing (Prototyping): EOI Q1/RFP Q2 2020
  • Fasteners (Prototyping): EOI Q1/RFP Q2 2020
  • Weld Studs – Structural (Prototyping): EOI Q1/RFP Q2 2020
  • NDT Package: RFP Q2 2020
  • Pipe GRE (Prototyping): EOI Q1/RFP Q3 2020
  • Metallic Pipe Fittings & Pipe Material (Prototyping): EOI Q1/RFP Q3 2020
  • Electrical Deck and Bulkhead Penetrations: EOI Q3 2020
  • Cable Containment Basket & Cross Bearers: EOI Q3 2020
  • Cable Containment Ladder Rack: EOI Q3 2020
  • Auxiliary Deck & Bulkhead Penetrations: EOI Q3 2020
  • Junction Boxes & Isolator Hand Change Over Switches: EOI Q3 2020
  • Bulkhead Glands: EOI Q3 2020
  • Electrical Equipment Glands: EOI Q3 2020
  • Packing Blocks Accessories & Deck Glands Accessories: EOI Q3 2020
  • Liferaft Cradles: EOI Q4 2020
  • Cast Elbows & Tees: EOI Q4 2020
  • Awnings, Smoke Curtains & Equipment Covers: EOI Q4 2020
  • Flexible Hoses & Suction Entries: EOI Q4 2020
  • Electrical Transit Frames: EOI Q3/RFP Q4 2020
  • First Fix Support System: EOI Q3/RFP Q4 2020
  • Gaskets (Prototyping): EOI Q3/RFP Q4 2020
  • Pipe Hanger Clamps: EOI Q3 2020/RFP Q1 2021
  • Auxiliary Deck & Bulkhead Penetration Accessories: EOI Q3 2020/RFP Q1 2021
  • Metals for Manufactured Parts (Prototyping): EOI Q4 2020/RFP Q1 2021

 

 

Category A Equipment 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category B Equipment 

 

 

 

Category C Equipment (Prototyping) 

 

Category C Equipment (Prototyping) Cont.

 

Category D Equipment (Prototyping)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combat Systems Equipment RFP Timing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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