Joint venture (JV) company Navantia SAGE Automation Group (NSAG) has secured a new contract to deliver integrated platform management systems (IPMS) for the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ships.
The contracted IPMS panels are set to be supplied to Spanish shipbuilder Navantia for installation on the two vessels that are currently under construction.
The $2.8m export deal is the third project undertaken by the JV to date, which comprises local company SAGE Automation and Navantia Australia.
Navantia Australia managing director Fransisco Barón said: “NSAG will play a critical role in continuing to develop skills to support the naval shipbuilding industry into the future as we support the Government’s naval shipbuilding enterprise.
“The NSAG JV between Navantia Australia and SAGE Automation is a key partnership, which Navantia Australia has undertaken to help grow Australian skills and capacity to contribute to the defence industry.”
The IPMS panels will be exported to Ferrol, Spain, for integration after being produced and tested in SAGE Automation’s manufacturing centre in Adelaide, Australia.
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IPMS solutions manage and control every activity of a given naval vessel. There are typically about 55 control panels installed per vessel, and NSAG will use its supply chain and partnerships to source the components.
The JV will also offer IPMS platform support under a five-year support contract.