News & Events-Frazer-Nash carry out risk assessment of submarine escape capability for Australian DoD

Engineering consultancy Frazer-Nash has carried out an Operational Risk Assessment (ORA) for the Capability Development Group - Maritime Development Branch of the Australian Department of Defence on Submarine Escape, Rescue and Abandonment Systems (SERAS). The engineering consultancy was selected following a competitive tender process. 

As part of Project SEA1354 Frazer-Nash was appointed to carry out the ORA to assess the capability of the existing SERAS, to evaluate the safety, fitness for purpose and environmental risks associated with submarine escape, rescue and abandonment operations. Following the assessment a risk management plan was provided to recommend how to address these potential risks.

Frazer-Nash was able to call on relevant engineering capability not only from within their Australian operations, but also experts from the UK who have extensive experience working on submarine programmes for the MoD, including NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS).

Commenting on the project, Lauren Cameo at Frazer-Nash said: "It is great to have had another opportunity to work with the Australian Department of Defence as we continue to expand our local offering. We were able to draw on our vast expertise in the submarine sector and provide our client with a fully comprehensive report with relevant recommendations."

Frazer-Nash continues to expand its team, which includes numerous people with relevant skillsets within the submarine sector in order to meet the growing demand for expertise as preparations for SEA1000 are put in place.