Our overall philosophy towards maintenance focuses on lowering costs, reducing operational risk and improving asset reliability and safety. We apply a five-step process to achieve an optimal maintenance program:
We accurately determine and plan maintenance requirements over the short, medium and long-term, providing customers with clarity of future expenditure profiles. This is coupled with a risk-based analysis that provides options to optimise asset availability and capability, within any given budget constraints. The development of tailored, standardised work instructions are another tool we use to reduce the cost of maintenance and improve data integrity.
In 2012, NSM won the Group Maintenance Contract for the repair and maintenance of the Anzac Class Frigates delivering directly to the Anzac Systems Program Office (SPO). This contract quickly delivered significant program outcomes including:
Building on this, in 2016 NSM was a key player in developing the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA Alliance), for the continued sustainment of the Anzac Class Frigates through to the end of their life.