Ventia wins $158m Defence contract


Ventia has secured a $158 million contract with the Department of Defence, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) to deliver engineering support platforms for the Australian Defence Force (ADF), under Project Land 8120 Phase 1.

Ventia Group Executive, Defence & Social Infrastructure, Derek Osborn, said the company has brought together a team of equipment partners including JCB/CEA, Manitou, Liebherr Mobile Cranes, Komatsu and ECLIPS, and systems engineering specialist, QinetiQ, to offer the full breadth of services sought by the ADF.

“Ventia applies a client-focused, innovative and sustainable approach to essential infrastructure services, and we are excited to bring this to Project Land 8120,” Mr Osborn stated.

“We are very proud to be taking this next step in our relationship with the Department of Defence. We look forward to working with CASG, and our contract partners, to deliver this essential capability for the ADF.”

According to Ventia’s press release, phase 1 will see the company lead a team of equipment manufacturers and local engineering specialists, to supply approximately 300 earthmoving and material handling vehicles.

“Vehicles will undergo a rigorous verification and validation process to ensure that specific Defence requirements are met,” reads the statement.

“Where required, specialist testing will be undertaken at the Australian Automotive Research Centre proving ground near Anglesea in regional Victoria before introduction into service.”

“Ventia will also provide vital integrated logistics support, develop operating manuals, maintenance specifications and other technical documentation, and deliver operator training at Defence sites nationally.

Ventia is one of the largest essential infrastructure services providers in Australia and New Zealand. The company is an independent partnership between funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management and the CIMIC Group.

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