Rubicon Associates (RA) are a multi-disciplinary Australian owned, independent consultancy with expertise in all fields relating to naval architecture, mechanical and marine engineering, configuration management and complex platform systems integration. With over 250 years of collective experience in both naval defence and commercial projects, the RA team have firsthand experience in the design, integration, construction, installation and repair of ships and marine structures.

The team at RA are experienced on a large range of platforms, in both a technical and commercial capacity. Our core team have held senior management and/or advisory positions (including executive board roles), and have managed several major design and construction projects internationally.

Core team experience and competencies include:

  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (including RAN Design Authority)
  • Shipyard Production Management
  • Construction and Systems Integration Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Project Management
  • Commercial/Business Development
  • Strategic and Change Management
  • Bid Management
  • Government Advisory Roles
  • Test and Evaluation Management
  • Structural and Mechanical Design and  Computational Analysis

Experience with RAN platforms includes:

  • ANZAC Frigates
  • Air Warfare Destroyers
  • Collins Class Submarines
  • Heavy Landing Craft
  • Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD)
  • Frigate-Guided Missiles
  • Oilers (HMAS Success, HMAS Sirius)
  • Hydrographic Ships
  • Minehunters

Experience with commercial platforms and other marine structures includes:

  • FPSO Vessels
  • Oil Carriers
  • Passenger Ferries (Steel and Aluminium)
  • Barges (Self-Propelled, Split Hopper)
  • Tugs
  • Floating Pontoons
  • Hovercraft