Australien — Batteries and technical support for Collins Class submarines

Con­tract for the replace­ment of bat­ter­ies and tech­ni­cal sup­port for Collins Class sub­marines

Greg Com­bet, Min­is­ter for Defence Materiel and Sci­ence, today vis­it­ed Pacif­ic Marine Bat­ter­ies Pty Ltd in Ade­laide fol­low­ing its suc­cess in win­ning two mul­ti-mil­lion dol­lar con­tracts from Defence. Fol­low­ing a tour of the company’s facil­i­ties, Mr Com­bet said the Defence Materiel Organ­i­sa­tion (DMO) had entered into two sep­a­rate agree­ments with Pacif­ic Marine Bat­ter­ies for the pro­vi­sion of replace­ment bat­ter­ies and tech­ni­cal sup­port of bat­ter­ies for the Collins Class Sub­marines.

“The Acqui­si­tion Con­tract is val­ued at more than $81 mil­lion for the pro­vi­sion of five Collins Class Sub­ma­rine bat­tery sets and will sup­port 56 local jobs over the next six years,” Mr Com­bet said.

“The Stand­ing Offer, on the oth­er hand, will pro­vide the DMO with a flex­i­ble sev­en year mech­a­nism to engage Pacif­ic Marine Bat­ter­ies Pty Ltd at short notice for tech­ni­cal sup­port of the Collins Class Sub­ma­rine bat­tery sets.

“Pacif­ic Marine Bat­ter­ies will con­tin­ue to pro­vide an Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Author­i­ty approved stor­age facil­i­ty for up to four bat­tery sets (two in stor­age and two being ready for dis­pos­al).

“They will also pro­vide equip­ment capa­ble of con­di­tion­ing the cells in antic­i­pa­tion of instal­la­tion in a sub­ma­rine, as well as pro­vid­ing decom­mis­sion­ing and dis­pos­al ser­vices at the end of the use­ful life of each bat­tery set.

“Pacif­ic Marine Bat­ter­ies Pty Ltd is a small to medi­um enter­prise that sup­plies com­po­nents of a strate­gic capa­bil­i­ty to Defence.

“This con­tract rein­forces the Government’s com­mit­ment to build­ing local indus­try capa­bil­i­ty for the defence of Aus­tralia, the pro­tec­tion of our sov­er­eign inter­ests and the secu­ri­ty and sta­bil­i­ty of our region,” Mr Com­bet said.

Press release
Min­is­te­r­i­al Sup­port and Pub­lic Affairs,
Depart­ment of Defence,
Can­ber­ra, Aus­tralia
Media con­tacts:
Rod Hilton (Greg Com­bet): 02 6277 7620or 0458 276 619
Defence Media Liai­son: 02 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664

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