The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2010-10-01T08:40:55Z DMS Maritime: Major Defence Service Provider 2010-10-01T08:40:55Z dms-maritime-major-defence-service-provider DMS Maritime Pty Limited has been awarded the Commonwealth’s Fleet Marine Services Contract for the Royal Australian Navy worth over S500M. Under the contract, DMS Maritime will deliver an expanded range of maritime services to Navy. A joint venture between service giant, Serco Australia and global maritime solutions provider, P&O Maritime Services, DMS Maritime was incorporated in 1997 to deliver Navy’s Port Services and Support Craft Contract. Under this contract, DMS Maritime has been providing port and fleet services, support craft operations and maintenance to Navy for over a decade. The Fleet Marine Services Contract will supersede the Port Services and Support Craft Contract as the mechanism for outsourcing the Navy’s national fleet support needs on 1 Oct 2010. “The Royal Australian Navy needs strong and reliable support,” said Commodore Support CDRE Michael Van Balen. “DMS Maritime is a proven partner to Defence and I have every confidence in the company’s ongoing provision of the right support over the coming decade.” DMS Maritime is Australia’s largest maritime services provider and the ninth largest defence company in the country. “Our capabilities position DMS Maritime as a ‘force multiplier’ to the Australian Defence Forces,” said CEO, Greg Hodge. “Our expertise recommends us as a strategic partner, not only to Navy, but to a varied portfolio of commercial and Commonwealth customers in the offshore and onshore maritime industries.” Noting DMS Maritime’s 12-year record in supporting Navy’s maritime capability, DMS Maritime Board Chairman, John Lord, expressed the shareholders’ satisfaction in winning Navy’s continuing business. “We are keen to be entrusted with future service delivery to Navy and proud to serve a role as an enabler to Navy in safeguarding Australia’s national interests.” Mark Todd, DMS Maritime’s Project Director for Fleet Marine Services, said, “The Fleet Marine Services Contract will modernise engineering and ILS systems while supporting vessel operations and maintenance, training, port services, in-service support, integrated logistics and marine project management and vessel build and modification.” 17 September 2010 DMS Maritime selected as preferred tenderer for the Commonwealth's Pacific Patrol Boat Progam 2010-10-01T06:22:34Z dms-maritime-pacific-patrol-boat-contract-press-release DMS Support for Pacific Island Neighbours DMS Maritime Pty Ltd, Australia’s leading maritime services provider, has been selected as the preferred tenderer for the Commonwealth’s Pacific Patrol Boats Program. The program provides participating Pacific Island Countries with patrol boats to police their marine territories. DMS will provide five years, with options to extend for a further 12 years, of technical, engineering and logistic support services for the 19 patrol boats and refits for nine of those vessels. Under the Australian Defence Cooperation funded program, each Pacific Island Country is responsible for its patrol boats’ general maintenance. The Australian Defence Force provides maritime surveillance advice and in-country technical advisors. DMS Maritime will assume responsibility for the vessels’ complex design, upgrading, the majority of deep level maintenance and procurement needs. “We’re extremely pleased to have the opportunity to support this significant Commonwealth program,” said Greg Hodge, DMS Maritime’s CEO. “Our technical and logistics support will extend the vessels’ operational lives while ensuring that personnel from participating country have the opportunity to develop, maintain and enhance their project management and engineering skills. Our work will contribute lasting benefits to neighbouring island nations.” DMS Board Chairman, John Lord said that the Pacific Patrol Boats Program is of great significance to the region’s development. “The high levels of vessel operability and local skills enhancement skills that DMS provides will contribute to the island nations’ ability to effectively monitor and enforce their 200-nautical-mile Exclusive Economic Zones,” he said. Since 1997, DMS Maritime has been delivering comprehensive maritime services to the Royal Australian Navy. Australia’s largest Defence and commercial support contractor, DMS provides the in-service support for Australia’s own Armidale Class Patrol Boats, and for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Services’ patrol boats. Recently, DMS won a competitive tender to continue to provide the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Marine Services until 2020. “A team of our dedicated specialists, located in Cairns, will provide the Pacific Patrol Boats’ maintenance, logistics and refits,” added Mr Hodge. “The Defence Material Organisation and participating Pacific nations can be confident of DMS’ commitment to helping the island countries’ continue to build technical self reliance and maintain a credible maritime surveillance capability.” ENDS 01 October 2010