December 16, 2014 - Navantia has signed with BAE Australia a maintenance contract for 2 vessels LHD, amphibians and portaeronaves type Juan Carlos I, which has built in cooperation with Australian firm said.
The contract provides that Navantia is responsible for the maintenance of critical ship systems as they are the Platform Control System (IPMS) and Power Generation System. Additionally, Navantia will provide overall technical assistance to BAE in the execution of maintenance. This is the first contract in this field, basic to the objectives of Navantia in Australia, as the links to Lifecycle ships and an approach to long-term close relationship with the client and local industry.
On the other hand, puts a team and infrastructure in Sydney, increasing the presence, not only quantitatively, but also geographically in the country, which is another important step in the consolidation of Navantia in Australia, following the recent opening of the Technical Center operations in Adelaide.
This contract is of great strategic value targets Navantia, for the reasons stated above and as an opportunity to develop business management Support Lifecycle, line Navantia primary activity because of its potential and impact on loyalty client. Navantia is working in this line of business intensively with both the Navy and the export market.
Additionally, Navantia has already signed with Australia's agreement to phase AWD reform program announced last week. Through this agreement, Navantia increases its participation in the program and does participate in its management, compelling and different aspect technologist role and will play an important role in redirecting the program. A team of 17 experienced people will move soon to Adelaide to join in organizing the program and start working. Navantia will bring his extensive experience as a designer and builder of 5 frigates F-100 and hoped that their participation will contribute significantly to improve the efficiency of shipyard ASC.