Quantum will provide stabilisers for 12 offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) being built for the Royal Australian...
Quantum Marine Stabilizers has selected Australian-based Watmarine Engineering (WATMAR) to represent the brand and provide technical services and new equipment sales for Quantum products and systems in Australia.
WATMAR will service and support the Quantum Stabilizer systems on the Australian Navy’s new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) that are currently being constructed by Luerssen Australia.
WATMAR is a leading provider of engineering products and services, supporting multiple industries, including defence and marine.
The company is well-positioned to assist in the maintenance, service and sales support of military vessels and yachts in Australia.
WATMAR owns facilities in Perth, Adelaide and Sydney. The partnership will significantly enhance Quantum’s ability to provide immediate assistance to its Australian clients.
The high-profile multi-year project will require comprehensive in-region support. The partnership agreement is also in line with the Australian Industry Capabilities Program (AIC) that seeks to provide defence work opportunities for Australian-based companies.
Quantum Marine Stabilizers president and CEO John Allen said: “After interviewing and researching several companies in the Australian region, we concluded that WATMAR mirrors our highly specialised skill set in engineering competencies and capabilities. The local aspect is a major advantage for all of us, especially our clients.”
WATMAR general manager Simon Watson said: “We are very proud to have been selected to represent Quantum in Australia and I think this is indicative of the hard work we have put in over the last few years building our capabilities.
“Quantum has a fantastic range of products and we feel the defence sector is well-positioned to take advantage of the benefits that they deliver.”
Both companies will attend the maritime and naval technology show PACIFIC 2019, which will take place on 8-10 October. Visitors will be able to find the company representatives at booth 3A25.
Since 1985, Quantum has engineered and manufactured marine stabiliser systems for the military, yachting and commercial industries.
With three world patents secured, and the inventor of Zero Speed, XT (extendable) Fins, MAGLift Retractable Rotors and Dyna-Foil Retractable Fins Quantum has revolutionised the marine industry by adding exceptional roll control for comfort at anchor and underway.
Quantum also maintains an 85% market share in vessels that are over 55m-long.
The company’s global customers have benefited from the support that includes a comprehensive lifecycle maintenance program.
In the future, innovation-driven Quantum plans to continue developing cutting-edge systems while ensuring passenger comfort and safety.