(Guest blog by Marcel Veldhuizen)
The Australian government is currently delivering a long-term plan for a strong and sustainable naval shipbuilding industry. Over the next 20 years the government will invest more than $89 billion in ships and submarines for the Navy.
It has already been asserted by various commentators that a digital approach is the key to the successful delivery of this program. It has also been stated that data integrity is an important factor. (For example, drawings and 3D models should be identical). However, it’s crucial to keep in mind that it is not the only consideration in the move toward building a world-class naval shipyard in Australia.
I have just published a new article on LinkedIn outlining my thoughts on what the government must consider before these contracts are awarded, and I would love to hear what you have to say. Please join me to continue this discussion on LinkedIn.
About the author:
Vice President, Marine Industry Business Development