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Shipside tower opened for RAN fleet sustainment

6th December 2018 - 06:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Australian Department of Defence has opened a new, multi-level shipside support tower at BAE Systems Henderson facility to support Royal Australian Navy fleet sustainment.

The tower will initially support the Anzac Mid Life Capability (AMCAP) upgrade programme, which is being undertaken as part of the Warship Asset Management Agreement programme.

The five level tower building was built between the ship dry berths to accommodate support staff and provide amenities for the team delivering the upgrade. The shipside support tower provides offices and meeting spaces for support staff on the lower levels and amenities for the trade workforce on the upper levels. Two gangways at the upper level provide direct access to the ships dry berthed on either side.

The $5 million tower was designed by Brown Falconer and built by Badge Constructions.

The AMCAP programme will include the upgrade of eight Anzac-class frigates. The first ship to receive the upgrade was HMAS Arunta. The programme will continue through 2023.

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