Naval Group seeks Australian suppliers for Future Submarine Equipment

We might be a global company, but we do our best to act locally in every country in which we operate. A big part of this philosophy is involving local experts and suppliers in our process. Naval Group Australia is committed to building a supply chain in Australia that will support the design and build of Australia’s twelve Future Submarines.

“We are seeking Australian companies to take part in the largest Defence acquisition project in Australia’s history, a project that will span 50 years,” said Brent Clark, Interim CEO of Naval Group Australia.

“We have released some Expressions of Interest (EOIs) and Requests for Information (RFIs) for the Future Submarine Program’s (FSP) major equipment and common technologies and I encourage all Australian suppliers to review these and get involved.”

The EOIs include major equipment for the Future Submarine Program including:

  • Electrical equipment;
  • Fluidic equipment;
  • Mechanical equipment;
  • Heating equipment; and
  • Ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.

The EOI’s will remain open until Friday, 5 January 2018. These are the first EOIs to be released for the critical and main equipment required for the FSP, with further EOI’s due to be released in 2018.

The RFI’s for common technologies* have also been released with Naval Group encouraging Australian suppliers to respond to if they are compliant (or could potentially be compliant) for a variety of products including:

  • Castings;
  • Steel bars;
  • Alloy and steel forge parts; and
  • Titanium bars.

The RFIs will also remain open until Friday, 5 January.

All companies are to register their EOIs and RFIs through the Australian Government’s supplier and project portal, the Industry and Capability Network.