Naval Group Australia has commenced planning activities for the Procurement of Capital Equipment related to the Submarine Construction Yard (SCY) to be built as part of the Future Submarines Program (FSP).
To inform this planning and to meet the objective of maximising the Australian industry participation in the FSP, Naval Group Australia has engaged with the Industry Capability Network (ICN) to release an Expression of Interest (EOI) seeking companies that may have the capability to design, manufacture and supply the required equipment. The initial list released on 13th May 2018 includes items which are long lead items required to be defined as part of the design of the SCY such as:
- large and medium capacity machining machines
- shot-blasting and painting booths
- horizontal plate rolling machine
- low capacity press
- plasma cutting machine
- water jet cutting machine
- rotating cradle
- milling machine
The information released is a broad description of the functionality that is required, not a detailed specification. Once potential companies are identified, there will be a process to short-list those that are able to participate in a formal tender. Further information will be released to those companies that are short-listed.
The list released does not include all Capital Equipment required for the SCY. Future EOIs for the supply of SCY equipment will be released via the ICN as SCY schedule progresses.
The EOI will remain open until 22nd June 2018.
As of 3 May 2018, Naval Group had engaged with 813 unique companies through the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Portal.