The Australian Government’s announced spending of up to $183 billion on a Naval Shipbuilding Plan, incorporating construction of submarines, frigates, offshore patrol vessels and patrol vessels – will drive industry activity over the next 30 years, requiring development of specialist naval architecture and marine engineering capability and capacity.

Sophisticated and complex engineering challenges are our specialty and Rubicon Associates has been involved in many newbuild naval shipbuilding programs, both here in Australia and internationally, providing naval architecture, marine, mechanical, electrical and systems engineering capability.

From undertaking feasibility studies to completion of workshop drawings, we have extensive experience in hull structures development, hydrostatic and hydrodynamic design and analysis, general vessel arrangement and integrated platform systems design and integration, covering hotel services, energy/power, mobility, utilities, and HVAC systems.

We offer services in assisting to define the build strategy, supplier procurement, scheduling and planning, program and project management and construction supervision. Rubicon Associates’ expert strategic advisory and evaluation services were engaged recently on the SEA1180 Offshore Patrol (OPV) project in evaluating local workforce capability and we are now acting as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the shipbuilding strategy.

Our team have broad experience in shipyard management, shipyard performance measurement, construction monitoring and surveying.

Our systems and software engineering services include providing engineering metrics, integration engineering, verification and validation, test and evaluation and technical performance measures. We develop specifications, plans, procedures, design documents and reports delivered to clients, including the Commonwealth Department of Defence and prime contractors.

Rubicon Associates is valued for the expertise and independence that we bring to the table, and our ability to deliver as part of a broader engineering eco-system where collaboration and flexibility are needed. Our consulting staff are committed to playing a part in making it happen, to deliver fit for purpose solutions that improve defence naval capability and ensure safety in operation.

We are passionate about promoting excellence in sovereign naval shipbuilding and want to influence (and be part of) the success of Australia’s future naval and maritime capability.

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