An ambitious international/Australian partnership is seeking to build Australian sovereign industrial capabilities in three key areas of technology to be installed on Australia’s future Attack class submarines.
Issartel – HIFraser is calling for manufacturers skilled in high precision machining, boiler making, welding, surface and heat treatment services.
The company is a combination of Sydney-based H.I. Fraser and French-owned Issartel and is focused on building a supply chain for Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Mechanical Systems & Services in the framework of the Attack Class Submarine Program.
The companies consider their efforts a fantastic opportunity to become involved in a technically unique program.
Managing director of the venture Chris Williams said: “Considering the Manufacturing and Through-Life Support activities, we are potentially talking about more than 50 years of business opportunities.
“Together ISSARTEL – HIFRASER has more than 60 years’ experience in Manufacturing and Through-Life Support Services for SSK, SSN and SSBN Submarines.
“The scope of services to be provided to us is very wide and interesting for the companies that are willing to develop specific skills in a high-tech sector.”
The company will assess potential partners through a multi-step evaluation process:
# Prequalification desktop review of capability
# Qualification of the Quality Management System
# Technical and industrial capability qualification audit
# And high precision machining suppliers will also have to successfully manufacture a unique ISSARTEL – HIFRASER prototype to be approved.
The first step is for companies to file a five-page document presdenting their company, capabilitiers, references, certifications and customer qualifications.
Details can be found here.
Picture: Issartel – HIFraser
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