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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Cape Class Patrol Vessel

Cape Class Patrol Boats

Systems Proposals and Updates


Rubicon Associates worked with Austal to develop proposals for engineering changes across multiple systems, including the navigation systems, hotel services, fire fighting systems and electrical upgrades.  

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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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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

HMAS Choules Bay Class Amphibious LSD

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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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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PALUMA Class Survey Motor Launches (SML)

SATCOM System Upgrade

BAE Systems

Rubicon Associates was contracted to complete a Detailed Design Package (DDR) for the upgrade of the PALUMA Class Satellite Communication (SATCOM) equipment.

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