HMAS Choules Bay Class Amphibious Landing Ship Dock

Wet Exhaust Removal Compartment Re-Zoning

A&P Australia

Rubicon Associates were engaged to develop the design for a vessel wet exhaust compartment re-zoning project.

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Guardian Class Pacific Patrol Boat

Outboard Trial Plan


Rubicon Associates were engaged to prepare trial documentation to enable Austal and the Commonwealth to assess the performance of new Yamaha F70 outboard motors (replacing the previous Yamaha 90A motors) and the impact on the sea boat’s envelope for launching from, and returning to, the GCPB.

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Leeuwin Class Hydrographic Survey Ship (AGS) – LEEUWIN & MELVILLE

HVAC Upgrade

BAE Systems

Rubicon Associates are managing a multi-faceted air conditioning project, delivering an assessment of the heat load generated by the Leeuwin Class, and subsequently managing replacement of the chiller plant and remediation of the entire HVAC system.

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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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Leeuwin Class Hydrographic Survey Ship (AGS) – LOTE

Life of Type Extensions (LOTE) – various

BAE Systems

Rubicon had extensive involvement in Life of Type Extension (LOTE) tasks for the LEEUWIN Class Hydrographic Ships. Projects included: HS Navigation Radar; SATCOM & ScanEagle Upgrade; Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) Replacement Assessment; and Bow Thruster System Package.

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