A Rolls-Royce and Kellogg Brown & Root
(KBR) team has signed a contract with the Australian Department of Defense worth more than $39m.
The contract covers four Royal Australian Navy amphibious
and afloat support ships for seven years with options for a further five.
The Rolls-Royce and KBR team will reduce DoD ship costs through improved logistics management, total ship maintenance, faster response to day-to-day engineering issues and managing equipment obsolescence.
Pat Marolda, Rolls-Royce President – Naval, said: “The Rolls-Royce and KBR team look forward to creating an effective partnership with the Department of Defence. Rolls-Royce is committed to providing long-term support to navies worldwide, helping them manage costs and allowing them to concentrate on operating their ships at sea. The DoD is a forward-looking organisation which is leading the way in forming partnerships between private industry and government.”
Rob Hawketts, Director of KBR Government and Infrastructure Asia Pacific
, said: “KBR and Rolls-Royce have the breadth of capabilities and teaming experience to deliver the world-leading integrated material support demanded by the RAN.