Euronaval is one of the biggest navy shows in the world and is held every two years in Paris. This year, there was a major Australian contingent, interfacing with European shipbuilders and component suppliers.
The show was a great opportunity for innovative Australian companies to display their wares on the world stage. Australian Pump operates as both the Representative Office and Distributor for CIRCOR IMO Allweiler. They were able to participate in talks with CIRCOR pump representatives from the European and US side of the business. Discussions took place to review technical data transfer. They intend to collaborate on the Australian build of pumps for both the Type 26 Frigate and the Naval Group’s Australian Submarine.
“Both BAE staff and Naval Group are vitally interested in building a global supply chain that will provide competitive products for the initial build programs. They also provide an in country sustainment capability that is ongoing” said Aussie Pump’s Warwick Lorenz.
CIRCOR’s Pump Division includes Defence household names like IMO Pump, Allweiler, Warren Pumps and Portland Valve. CIRCOR plays a major role in the US’s nuclear navy, as well as having equipment on DDG51 and DDG1000 platforms. In Australia, IMO and Allweiler pumps are used on a wide range of Navy vessels, from Collins-class to FFG, ANZAC, and Australia’s new DDGs.
“We’ve done a lot of work on putting together foundry and heavy machine shop capabilities in Australia. This gives us the ability to work as an effective manufacturer of products developed in conjunction with CIRCOR for our Australian requirements” said Lorenz.
Australian Pump has played a major role in supporting the Royal Australian Navy over the last 25 years. They intend to invest in facilities to achieve the Government’s commitment to an expanded Defence industry capability.