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Quantum appoints WATMAR to support Australian OPV work

7th October 2019 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Quantum Marine Stabilizers has appointed Watmarine Engineering (WATMAR) to provide technical services and new equipment sales for its products in Australia.  

Through this, WATMAR will now be involved in servicing and supporting the Quantum stabiliser systems being delivered for the Royal Australian Navy’s new Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels being built by Luerssen Australia.

This multi-year project will require comprehensive in-region support, and the appointment of WATMAR fulfils the requirements of the Australian Industry Capabilities Program that aims to provide industrial opportunities for Australian companies within defence programmes. 

‘After interviewing and researching several companies in the Australian region, we concluded that WATMAR mirrors our highly specialised skill set in engineering competencies and capabilities,’ John Allen, president and CEO of Quantum Marine Stabilizers, said. 

‘The local aspect is a major advantage for all of us, especially our clients.’

Quantum says it has an 85% market share in vessels over 55m, adding that WATMAR will be well positioned to assist in the maintenance, service and sales support of military vessels and yachts within Australia. 

‘We are very proud to have been selected to represent Quantum in Australia and I think this is indicative of the hard work we have put in over the last few years building our capabilities,’ Simon Watson, WATMAR’s general manager, added. 

‘Quantum has a fantastic range of products and we feel the defence sector is well positioned to take advantage of the benefits that they deliver.’

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