Naval Ship Management (Australia) Pty Ltd
NSM is a leading provider of asset management solutions to the Australian maritime sector, providing cost-effective, responsive and customer-focused solutions that optimise the availability and capability of our customers’ assets.
Established in 2012, as a Joint Venture between Babcock Pty Ltd and UGL Ltd, Naval Ship Management (NSM) is Australia’s only dedicated warship sustainment company and a proud steward of multiple classes for the Royal Australian Navy.
ANZAC Class Frigates
NSM provides the continued sustainment of the Australian Anzac Class Frigates under the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA). Awarded in 2016, WAMA represents an alliance with NSM, BAE Systems, SAAB and the Commonwealth, for the total asset management of the Anzac Class Frigates through to the end of their life. Together, the alliance delivers materially seaworthy warships, driving long term efficiencies for the Royal Australian Navy.
Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs) and LHD Landing Crafts
As the LHD Asset Class Prime Contractor (ACPC), NSM provides the support and sustainment program for two Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), HMAS Canberra and Adelaide, and 12 LHD Landing Craft (LLC). The ACPC contract extends for 5 years with 5+5 extension opportunities and includes the Through Life Support Facility and Navy Training System Centre based at Randwick Barracks in NSW.
Headquartered in Henderson, Western Australia, NSM’s national footprint and highly responsive supply chain is ideally placed to support our customers’ critical assets wherever and whenever the need may arise.
NSM’s capability spans the full spectrum of naval sustainment services:
• Asset management services
• Ship repair, refit and refurbishment
• Engineering support
• Supply chain management
• Procurement and logistics support
• Quality, Health, Safety and Environment
Core to how NSM operates is our Inclusive Prime model. From our origins in 2012, NSM was designed to focus expertise and people on where most value is provided to the customer. We recognised there was no need to replicate capabilities existing within Australian industry and adopted the ‘Thin-Prime’ partner approach.
The Thin-Prime model proved extremely successful in providing industry with opportunities to contribute to naval sustainment and develop their capability. The Inclusive Prime model is an evolution of this – rather than simply integrating industry, it incorporates four key building blocks for effective and efficient naval support services:
• Establishing the right partnerships with shipbuilders, system manufacturers, industry and of course the Navy.
• Australianising the naval support supply chain and a commitment to capability development, not simply maximising Australian
• Building effective collaborative partnerships and being an Australian leader in adopting formal collaborative relationships
• Implementing a digitally-enabled asset management approach that combines ISO standards with Industry 4.0 technologies such
as big data analysis and predictive modelling.
In 2019, NSM was awarded the title of Naval Business of the Year by Defence Connect at the inaugural Australian Defence Industry Awards held in Canberra. To win Naval Business of the Year is evidence of the value that the NSM business model delivers to Defence and highlights the trust the company has earned in their contributions to the sustainment of the ANZAC Class Frigates and Landing Helicopter Docks and their associated Landing Craft.
Sydney: Level 7, 40 Miller St, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Canberra: Unit 3-71 Leichhardt St, Kingston, ACT 2603
Rockingham WA: 85 Chalgrove Ave, Rockingham, WA 6168
Garden Island: Building 95 & 328, Navy Precinct, Cnr Cowper Wharf Rd & Wylde Street, Potts Point, NSW 2011
Rozelle NSW: Sydney City Marine, 37 James Craig Rd, Rozelle, NSW 2039
NSM is a Quality Assured company to ISO 55001:2014, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and AS/NZS 4801:2001 for the provision of sustainment services for maritime vessels.
General Manager: Joe Smith
Operations & HSEQ Director: Gavin Stewart
Industry Engagement Manager: Brett Peek