Naval Ship Management Australia (NSM) has extended its partnership with Sydney City Marine (SCM) for facility and vessel maintenance services for the RAN's 12 Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Crafts (LLCs).
Sydney City Marine were recently awarded Naval Technical Bureau (NTB) qualification from the Director General Engineering – Navy for slipping and docking vessels.
The new long-term agreement enables NSM to meet the contractual obligations of the LHD Asset Class Prime Contractor contract.
“NSM is committed to supporting local small-to-medium sized businesses throughout the Australian maritime industry and we’re proud to extend this valued partnership with Sydney City Marine," NSM’s General Manager, Joe Smith said.
Sydney City Marine provides local and sovereign sustainment capabilities and is located in Rozelle with waterway access to key Defence establishments such as HMAS Waterhen and Fleet Base East.
“This long-term agreement further validates our credentials as a key service provider for Defence assets and ensuring the availabilities of the LLCs is critical in achieving the fully operational conditions of the LHDs, a responsibility to NSM that we take very seriously," Sydney City Marine’s Director, Brenton Fischer said.