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MTU Detroit Diesel Australia signs Armidale Class Patrol Boat Service Level Agreement with DMS Maritime

MTU Detroit Diesel Australia signs Armidale Class Patrol Boat Service Level Agreement with DMS Maritime
24 February 2014

MTU Detroit Diesel Australia and DMS Maritime signed a landmark Service Level Agreement in Sydney on 14 February to support the MTU Propulsion Diesel Engines for the Armidale Class Patrol Boats (ACPB).

This five year agreement confirms MTU Detroit Diesel Australia as the exclusive Propulsion Diesel Engine service provider, supporting the partnership with OEM specialist service, technical and factory support, throughout the lifecycle of the engines and across our comprehensive Australian network.

DMS Maritime is the largest maritime services provider in Australia and provides complete integrated support to the Royal Australian Navy’s Armidale Class Patrol Boats, including engineering, maintenance, supply support and training.

Ken Joseph, Executive General Manager – DMS Maritime, said at the signing ceremony, that the agreement “Provides the basis upon which DMS Maritime and MTU Detroit Diesel Australia can work cooperatively towards the efficient and effective support of the main engines.”

The cooperative between MTU Detroit Diesel Australia and DMS Maritime for the support of these engines is essential to maintaining the availability and reliability of the Navy’s 14-strong Armidale Class Patrol Boat fleet.

Powered by twin MTU 16V 4000 M70 engines, producing 2,320 kWs each, the Royal Australian Navy ACPB fleet provides vital border protection for the nation.