Certification society Bureau Veritas (BV) is working with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) to support a component of the navy’s compliance response to the Defence Seaworthiness Management System (DSwMS).
Bureau Veritas will support the strengths and capabilities of the RAN to prescribe the naval ‘materiel’ policies and the new standardised naval material rule set for Australia.
This framework will provide a necessary ecosystem for the trusted design, build, and commissioning of naval ships now – and into the future – as Australia grows their sovereign shipbuilding capability.
“The naval shipbuilding capacity being built in Adelaide and related projects require a strong framework providing the practical foundation for the supply chain and standards. Assisting the Navy develop its DSwMS compliance response is a foundation and we are looking forward to commencing this important and substantial task which also has a challenging delivery timeline,” Pierre de Chateau Thierry, Business Director, BV Marine & Offshore in Australasia, said.
The project will also draw on BV’s core marine technology capabilities in hull systems, propulsion, electrical systems, ship survivability, stability and trimming, submarine systems, and control systems.
To support its activities focused on the sovereign shipbuilding projects, Bureau Veritas is opening a new Liaison and Support office with dedicated staff, located in Adelaide’s new Defence & Space Innovation Precinct.