The New Zealand Government’s requirements for a new Southern Ocean Patrol Vessel will be discussed at this industry engagement session.
Industry will hear from the integrated project team from the Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force, who are responsible for delivering this project. The session will cover New Zealand’s maritime patrol requirements, provide an overview of some of the technical considerations for operating in the Southern Ocean, and indicative timing for the project.
The Royal New Zealand Navy will undertake whole-of-Government tasking within the Southern Ocean and Ross Sea areas, and any new vessel will need to be able to conduct patrols across a wider range of ice conditions than is possible with the current naval patrol fleet. It must meet regulatory requirements under the International Polar Code, allowing New Zealand to operate with reduced risk to sensitive environments and ecosystems, and meet expectations in relation to safety of life.
Industry need to register to attend the session.
There will also be a limited number of opportunities to meet one-on-one with the project at PACIFIC 2019.
New Zealand Ministry of Defence