Through Life Support

Through-Life Support to meet Availability Targets and Mission Requirements of Platform Systems.

HMAS Leeuwin

Launched June 1997
Commissioned 27 May 2000
Builder NQEA Australia
Displacement 2550 tonnes
Length 71.20 metres
Beam 15.20 metres
Draught 4.30 metres
HMAS Leeuwin Crest, it bears the motto: I Shall Maintain.

HMAS Melville

Launched June 1998
Commissioned 27 May 2000
Builder NQEA Australia
Displacement 2550 tonnes
Length 71.20 metres
Beam 15.20 metres
Draught 4.30 metres
HMAS Melville Crest, it bears the motto: With Determination.
HMAS Melville at sea

Slipping

  • Programmed slippings conducted to both HMA Ships Leeuwin and Melville in 2002, 2005 and 2007 plus 2 emergency slippings.
  • Total logistics management and services support.
  • 30 month maintenance program meeting Classification Society requirements.
  • Surveys, hull management, anti-fouling and cathodic protection.
  • Underwater fittings, shafts, bearings, rudders and propellers.
HMAS Melville on a slip

Modifications

  • Replaced 1 Tonne SWL Rescue Boat Crane with 4.5 Tonne SWL to SOLAS.
  • Increased accommodation from 46 to 68 personnel.
  • Installed and integrated Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP 200).
  • Installed and integrated Platform Motion Sensor (POS MV).
  • Upgraded air conditioning capacity.
  • Upgraded Survey Watch Keepers Station.
  • Reconfigured Data Processing Room.
  • Installed remote monitoring stations for Integrated Control System.
  • Upgraded Small Arms Magazine and Small Arms Locker.
A boat crane deploying a rescue boat

Maintenance

  • Conduct of programmed and corrective maintenance primarily during 2 week maintenance periods utilising AMPS as programming tool.
  • Completed 55 planned maintenance periods since launch to end 2007, which has included in excess of 21,000 individual jobs.
  • Undertaken in excess of 1,000 revisions to Planned Maintenance Schedules.
  • Major machinery overhauls.
Upgrading the generator Removing the propellor drive shaft

ILS (Integrated Logistic Support)

  • Maintainer training (development and conduct).
  • Spares assessment, procurement and distribution.
  • Planned maintenance schedules.
  • Technical documentation.
Upgrading the rudder and propellor