Australia: UGL Joint Venture Inks ANZAC Frigates Maintenance Contract
UGL Limited announced that Naval Ship Management (Australia) Pty Ltd (NSM), an incorporated 50:50 joint venture between UGL Infrastructure Pty Ltd and Babcock Pty Ltd (Babcock), has finalised contract negotiations for the ANZAC Ship Group Maintenance Contract (GMC) with the Defence Materiel Organisation.
The ANZAC GMC is a new five-year contract with an end value of approximately $300 million and the potential for further extensions out to 10 years, based on performance. Under the contract, NSM(Aust) will provide ship repair and maintenance services for the eight Royal Australian Navy ANZAC frigates.
UGL’s Managing Director and CEO, Richard Leupen said: “UGL is proud to have secured this prestigious contract, extending our Royal Australian Navy ship maintenance and support activities for the ANZAC class. Securing this award reflects the capabilities of NSM(Aust) which combines the strength of UGL’s asset management and maintenance capabilities in the defence sector and Babcock’s international expertise in naval ship sustainment and class output management. The ANZAC GMC is an important win for UGL, reflecting the opportunities for growth in the defence sector and delivering further support to our stable, recurring revenue streams.”
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, June 6, 2012