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Lloyd’s Register joins Damen Shipyards on trade mission in Australia

In the Defence sector, Lloyds Register has been working with the Royal Australian Navy for more than 25 years with 60% of the current RAN fleet Classed with Lloyds Register.

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Lloyd’s Register joins Damen Shipyards on Industrial Partner trade mission in Australia

Lloyd’s Register had the honour to team up with Damen Shipyards to attend the Industrial Partners trade mission earlier this month in Australia for the SEA1180 program.

Lloyd’s Register has been a partner with Damen Shipyards for more than 45 years, on work that has included the Classification and Statutory certification of almost 1200 vessels since 2002, both built at their own facilities in the Netherlands and overseas as joint ventures. The types of vessels vary from tugs, commercial vessels, offshore patrol vessels and naval vessels.

Paul Verharen, from Lloyd’s Register, commented that;”The trade mission has been a wonderful initiative, not only to visit the shipyards but also support the engagement with local industry. I was delighted to see that there are so many potential local companies who are willing to work together with Damen Shipyards on this exciting project. This initiative will establish stronger supply chains for Damen and benefit local industry working together to maximise Australian content for this project.”

In Australia, Lloyds Register has maintained uninterrupted representation since 1872 when we established our first offices in Sydney and Melbourne. We currently have 5 offices in Australia and New Zealand with a total of around 100 employees delivering a number of services to the maritime, offshore and other industries. Our current classed fleet in Australia includes some 300 vessels – roughly 60% of the local classed fleet.

In the Defence sector, Lloyds Register has been working with the Royal Australian Navy for more than 25 years with 60% of the current RAN fleet Classed with Lloyds Register. Lloyds Register has been appointed a Recognised Organisation delegation from the Naval Flag Administrator and is qualified as a key defence supplier with the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG).

Currently, Lloyd’s Register is completing the final Certification of the MV Sycamore, the world’s first “Multi-Role Aviation Training Vessel”.

Our Australian personnel look forward to working with Damen and its local industrial partners in Australia should Damen be successful in the SEA1180 Offshore Patrol Vessel bid. and D + I Magazine has a dedicated news desk within the 24/7 Cyber Newsroom. We're now able to publish news as it comes to hand, anytime day or night.


Future Frigate capability described by Chief of Navy

SEA 5000 Phase 1 Announcement

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, describes the capability of the Future Frigate to members of Air Warfare Destroyer, NUSHIP Brisbane’s, ship’s company at Osborne in South Australia.

On 29 June 2018, BAE Systems Australia were announced as the successful bid to design the Global Combat Ship – Australia Hunter Class frigates, to be built by ASC Shipbuilding at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide, South Australia.

SEA 5000 Phase 1 Future Frigate Program will deliver anti-submarine warfare frigates,the Hunter class.

The Hunter class enter service in the late 2020s replacing the eight Anzac frigates, which have been in service since 1996.

The Hunter class will have the capability to conduct a variety of missions independently, or as part of a task group, with sufficient range and endurance to operate effectively throughout the region.

The frigates will also have the flexibility to support non-warfare roles such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

Incorporating the leading-edge Australian-developed CEA Phased-Array Radar and the US Navy’s Aegis combat management system, with an Australian interface developed by Saab Australia, the Hunter class will be one of the most capable warships in the world.

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Guide Missile Destroyer future HMAS Hobart arrives in Sydney

Soon to be HMAS Hobart arrives In Sydney Harbour

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The Royal Australian Navy’s newest ship, the guided missile destroyer (DDG) Hobart, arrived in her home port of Sydney for the first time prior to her commissioning in September.

The future HMAS Hobart is the first of three Hobart Class DDGs. In 2017, Hobart successfully completed builder and acceptance trials which tested the ship’s handling, equipment and systems to ensure they conform to the design and build specifications.

The ship’s company are preparing for her commissioning, at which point she will enter the fleet as Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Hobart and start her test and evaluation period. This period will integrate the ship into the fleet and train Navy personnel to operate the warship in an operational environment.

When commissioned, the warship will have a ship’s company of approximately 180 personnel and will displace 7,000 tonnes when fully loaded. The ship is 146m long and can travel in excess of 28 knots.

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Commendations awarded to Ships Division personnel

Terry Turner




Commendations awarded to Ships Division personnel in recognition of the outstanding and tireless work performed by the Future Frigates Branch, 5 employees and one team will be recognised for their achievements.

DEPSEC will be presenting 4 Gold Commendations and GMSHIPS will be presenting 2 Silver Commendations.

The Future Frigates Branch is about to go into tender evaluation which will be an incredibly fast paced, demanding and potentially a very stressful time for staff.

These awards will help motivate, encourage and reassure staff that there efforts and work are appreciated and valued.

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