- STARTING/COMPLETION YEAR2008/2010
- BUSINESS AREANaval
- END CLIENTROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY
THE TECHNICAL SOLUTION
The Australian Government selected the bid submitted by BAE Systems and Navantia in 2008 for the construction of two new LHD ships for its Navy. The ships were built from hull to flight deck at the Fene and Ferrol shipyards in Navantia and then transported to Australia, where BAE Systems provided the superstructure, supported by Navantia.
Named Canberra and Adelaide, both ships based their design on that of the Spanish Amphibious Assault Ship Juan Carlos I.
In this project GHENOVA developed the complete naval detail engineering of the forepeak and the hangar. We were also responsible for the identification of pneumatic and hydraulic elements, the development of the logistic procedures for testing prior to delivery and for the support of the production and maintenance engineering.
The engineering details covered structures, rollers, electricity, electronics, piping systems, machines, piping, HVAC, instrumentation/control and rating.
One of the most complex projects in which we have been involved, given its technological nature and integration of many disciplines.
As proof of our marine engineering capabilities, we have coordinated teams and ensured compliance with quality and delivery deadlines.
Navantia's satisfaction allowed us to reinforce our relationship and expand the initial scope of the project by up to 50%.
INTERNAL ASSESSMENT OF THE PROJECT
The project contributed significantly to the growth and experience of the company, coinciding in time with two others of the same relevance for Navantia. The F-105 frigate and the AWD. Accordingly, the team was strengthened with a strong increase in load and technical capacity.
Similarly, this work led to the implementation of an ambitious comprehensive training plan for the naval engineering team. The figure of the Project Quality Manager was created, in charge of ensuring the correct integration of all disciplines. This profile has been maintained since then in all the projects.
During its development, change analysis and control monitoring processes were created, an analytical tool that allowed us to examine changes in detail as baseline information.