Rubicon Associates provides a range of technical engineering and consultancy services supporting various naval and marine platforms.

Our multi-disciplinary team have been involved in projects spanning all RAN platforms, including the ANZAC Frigates, Collins Class submarines, Canberra-Class LHD, HMAS Choules, LCHs, Adelaide-Class Frigates, Oilers, Hydrographic Ships, Patrol Boats and Minehunters.

We can support all phases of naval and marine platform systems design and integration, from feasibility studies, tender evaluation, through preliminary and detailed design, new builds, test and trials and into sustainment and upgrades.

As a multi-disciplinary consultancy, we bring together electrical, mechanical and structural design capability to design new systems, integrate with existing systems and/or decommission platform systems. We take a wholistic view of the potential impacts of interrelated components with a view to ensure ongoing safety, sustainability, survivability, and operability.

We undertake services, including:

  • Platform concepts and requirements analysis
  • Structural integrity assessment
  • Diagnostics and performance measurement – vulnerability, survivability assessment
  • Damage Control / Ship Survivability

for Naval platforms and systems, covering:

  • Ship Command and Control
  • Propulsion
  • Electrical Power Generation
  • Electrical Distribution
  • Auxiliaries

Our services are provided across Australia, from offices in Melbourne, Perth, and Cairns, and with consultant representatives in Adelaide and Canberra. Although our offices are dispersed, our staff work collaboratively on integrated projects.

Our company’s strength lies in our deep knowledge of the complete multi-disciplinary integration process, client challenges and required deliverables, backed by extensive technical expertise in defence maritime engineering.  Our maritime specialisation means we are geared to ‘take on’ the more sophisticated and complex engineering challenges that require substantial expertise and experience. Our business agility allows us to be more responsive when tackling complex engineering projects.

Central to our success as a small to medium sized consultancy, we have built strong client relationships by providing flexible project support, cost-effective outcomes, and high-quality products. We have expertise in working with clients, prime system integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Bringing excellence in technical delivery, independent thinking, and the courage to act, we work with our clients to build capabilities and find solutions. Ultimately, to ensure that our sailors have the best equipment available to complete their mission.

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