AORSPO Enterprise Achieves ISO Certification for Asset Management

December 1, 2020 – The Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment Ship System Program Office (AORSPO) Enterprise has been accredited with International Standard (ISO) Certification 55001:2014 for Asset Management – Management Systems, becoming the first System Program Office (SPO) to achieve this certification.

Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, CSM, RAN, Head of Maritime Systems, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Department of Defence presented the ISO Certification on Wednesday, 18 November 2020 during a Clear Lower Deck at the Garden Island Defence Precinct, Sydney.

Mr Richard Arthur accepted the certification on behalf of the AORSPO and Koray Faiz, Asset Manager on behalf of Navantia Australia.

Navantia Australia’s Managing Director, Alfonso García-Valdés stated, “This is a proud achievement for CASG and Navantia Australia symbolizing culmination of two years of collaborative work”.

“This certification and the establishment of the Lifecycle Optimization Program demonstrates the AORSPO Enterprise’s maturity and level of preparedness in meeting the challenges of introducing a new class of ship into service,” concluded García-Valdés.

ISO 55001:2014 specifies requirements for a proactive lifecycle asset management system within the context of the AORSPO Enterprise. This supports the optimization of assets and reduces the overall cost and associated risks of ownership to Defence whilst enabling the AORSPO Enterprise to meet the necessary performance and safety requirements.

The AORSPO Enterprise is a collaboration between the AORSPO, Navy and Navantia Australia to sustain the Royal Australian Navy’s new Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment Ships (AOR) capability.

The Royal Australian Navy’s first of class AOR, NUSHIP Supply, is currently undergoing final fit-out in Western Australia ahead of commissioning into service in 2021. NUSHIP Stalwart will transit to Australia in 2021. The AORs will provide operational and logistics support for Australia’s armed forces, and support humanitarian and disaster relief (HADR) operations following a natural disaster.

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