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Penske Power Systems secures five year contract extension with Defence

Penske Power Systems (PPS) was recently awarded a contract by the Department of Defence to supply maintenance and support services for ANZAC class frigates, Australian light armoured vehicles (ASLAV) and M113 land vehicles.

An extension to the current services provided by PPS to the Department of Defence, this contract will deliver full maintenance and support services for propulsion diesels, power generation diesels, compressors and ancillary equipment, and has a contract value of $78 million.

The program of work will also include the provision of project management, logistics and help-desk support services.

PPS' Defence Programmes Group National Manager, Roger Gleeson, said the recent contract has the potential to expand to 10 years and include supporting additional platforms such as Hobart class destroyers, Armidale class patrol boats, Canberra class landing helicopter decks (LHD) and Cantabria class auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) equipment, combat reconnaissance and infantry fighting vehicles.

"Our relationship with the Department of Defence for the support of diesel and compressor equipment has spanned in excess of 20 years," said Mr Gleeson.

"Our agreement with the Maritime Cross Platform System Program Office (MCPSPO) is based upon our commitment to provide value-for-money services to Defence and to enhance the availability of their operational platforms.

"This five year contract has the potential to double in timeframe and almost quadruple in value.

"The MTU and Sauer equipment which we support is specifically tailored for maritime applications and represent the best solutions available world-wide.

"Our Defence Programmes Group holds the knowledge and experience required to ensure the equipment is optimally maintained for Defence's critical operations."

PPS will carry out the work across several Australian branches in Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory.