Navantia Australia announced it has teamed with Tasmanian firm Taylor Bros for work on the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Frigates.
Navantia embedded a Taylor Bros team into its design and production teams for the SEA 5000 program creating the “Integrated Product Team” which the company said will “identify feasible solutions to meet the mixed messing requirements for the Future Frigates and scheduling of work”.
The project started this week.
Navantia Australia and Taylor Bros will partner on this project from the design stage. According to Navantia, the final building specifications for accommodation will meet Lloyd’s Register Naval Ship Rules standards, DEF (AUST) 5000 (Maritime Requirements Set) and the Commonwealth of Australia’s SEA 5000 Ship requirements.
“We are very pleased to be continuing our relationship with Taylor Bros, to produce a modern state-of-the-art design that provides safe, comfortable and functional accommodation on board our F-5000 proposed Future Frigate for the Royal Australian Navy,” Navantia Australia’s managing director Donato Martinez commented.
Prefabrication is advantageous as it increases efficiency and productivity and reduces the risk of delay from weather and other variables, compressing the project schedule and reducing the project cost.
“Taylor Bros’ familiarity with Navantia’s naval designs and strict design criteria enables us to efficiently integrate cutting edge solutions seamlessly into the F-5000 design,” Martinez added. “This allows Navantia Australia to design minimizing supply chain management, planning and production costs from Ship 1 and achieve learning curves as the best in our industry or even improve them.”