ANZAC Class Frigate

Onboard Training System (OBTS) Improvement

BAE Systems Australia

Rubicon Associates was contracted to perform detailed structural static and dynamic analysis and provide design change recommendations on the proposed installation of a new onboard training, assessment and qualification system.

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Armidale Class Patrol Boat (ACPB)

Remediation Project – Hydraulic Oil Systems Analysis

BMT Design and Technology/ACPB SPO

Rubicon Associates was contracted to assist in reviewing the Hydraulic Oil (HO) cleanliness procedures on board and for developing new process recommendations.

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Huon Class Mine Hunter Coastal (MHC’s)

Feasibility Study for Inergen Firefighting System


Rubicon Associates was contracted to prepare a Feasibility Study Report (FSR) for the RAN to consider whether to progress with the installation of a Water Mist or Inergen Inert Gas Engine Room Firefighting system on the MHC’s.

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Arafura Class – Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)

Toxic Gas Flow CFD Analysis

Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG)

In collaboration with the client, Rubicon Associates undertook a steady-state toxic gas flow Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis. The CFD analysis also provided coarse, steady-state based information about local high levels of turbulence due to flow around objects.

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HMAS Canberra, HMAS Adelaide

LHD Systems Corrosion Survey


Rubicon Associates was engaged to support the client’s Asset Integrity Management System, undertaking independent engineering assessment of seawater system components to ensure ongoing equipment performance and reliability.

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Supply Class, Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR)

Commonwealth Onsite Representative for the Construction of two AOR Ships

Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG)

Rubicon Associates was selected to provide Program and Product Management Services and Support, which included the placement of a Commonwealth Onsite Representative during the construction of the AORs at the Navantia shipyard in Ferrol, Spain.

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HMAS Choules Bay Class Amphibious Landing Ship Dock

Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant Replacement

A&P Australia

Rubicon was contracted to recommend a suitable replacement Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant on HMAS CHOULES. We completed an in-depth Engineering Assessment that studied ADF and International requirements and specific performance characteristics for OEM offered RO systems. Detailed design of the chosen RO system is ongoing and involves expert design of electrical, mechanical and structural interfaces.

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Canberra Class Amphibious Assault Ship – Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD)

Design of POD Auxiliary Lifting Frame

Navantia Australia

Rubicon was engaged to complete detailed design, structural analysis and fabrication details, including welding and procurement specification, for an Auxiliary Lifting Frame and supporting double beams designed to support the load of Canberra Class LHD electric POD propulsion systems.

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Arafura Class – Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)

Tender evaluation, project management

Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG)

Rubicon is heavily involved in ‘above the line’ work supporting the SEA1180 project with involvement in the tender evaluation group and project implementation.

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Leeuwin Class Hydrographic Survey Ship (AGS)

Hydrographic Ship Bow Thruster Systems Replacement

BAE Systems

Rubicon Associates was contracted to complete a Systems Requirements Package (SRP) for the RAN’s Leeuwin Class Hydrographic Ships Bow Thruster Variable Speed Drive and Control System replacement.

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