Over a number of years, AMOG completed a number of projects for the Royal Australian Navy's ANZAC Class Frigates.

Ship Safety Case

AMOG was engaged by AMC management, DMO and ANZAC SPO. Engaged to establish the complete Safety Case for the ANZAC Class frigate. This included: Development of the Formal Safety Assessments; Development of the Safety Management System; and Establishment of the Hazard Log. 

AMOG established a framework of Mishaps to consolidate the 10 vessels (and different configurations) and used this framework to establish the online Hazard Log using SITREP. At the time, this task was reported as the flag-ship program for Navy Safety Cases. 

Anti-Ship Missile Defence System – Aft Fire Modelling

BAE SYSTEMS were responsible for designing and installing a new Aft Mast structure onto the ANZAC Class Frigate. The mast is constructed from aluminium for vessel stability considerations, may be manned, and is designed to accommodate a number of radar transducer panels. BAE SYSTEMS needed to determine how to make the risk of fire within the mast acceptable.

AMOG were tasked with determining the risk to personnel due to fire and smoke propagation, the risk of damage to the aluminium superstructure, and to suggest the necessary fire suppression requirements.

AMOG determined the worst-case credible fire scenarios throughout the mast structure, and modelled the evolution of these fires. The effectiveness of physical fire suppression equipment, such as sprinklers and portable extinguishers, as well as the effectiveness of Royal Navy standard fire fighting procedures in this particular situation are considered.

AMOG's analysis gave BAE SYSTEMS the ability to make important risk-informed design decisions.

In-Service Support – Fire Safety Assessment of Machinery Spaces

BAE SYSTEMS are responsible for supporting the ANZAC Class Frigate fleet. As part of their in-service support obligations, BAE SYSTEMS wished to examine the risk of fire within machinery spaces, and the effectiveness of their current suppression systems.

AMOG was tasked with determining the adequacy of the existing fire-fighting systems in the Gas Turbine and Propulsion Diesel spaces for the ANZAC Class Ships, and risk-assess these compartments against major credible fire scenarios.

AMOG determined if the vessel's fire-fighting systems had the capability to protect against the full range of potential fire scenarios identified in the main machinery spaces. AMOG then determined whether the existing fire-fighting equipment met performance requirements, and identified any significant gaps between current and required performance.

AMOG's analysis identified a number of required and optional improvements needed to ensure that the level of risk to Navy personnel remained acceptable and 'As Low As Reasonably Practicable.'

ANZAC Docking

AMOG undertook Market-leading work developing the capability to dock ANZAC Class vessels at the CUF floating dry dock in Perth which, at the time, had two sets of submarine cradles.

AMOG conducted Docking studies (mooring, manoeuvring/modelling, procurement), cradle design, construction drawings and engineering support. Our engineers produced docking & undocking calculations for several evolutions and produced production drawings for the fabrication of bilge blocks and new timber keel blocks, including required modification to the existing CUF cradles.