New Engineering Support Platforms for the Australian Defense Force

Ventia will lead a team of equipment manufacturers and local engineering specialists to supply approximately 300 earthmoving and material handling vehicles to the Australian Defense Force By DA Reporter / 08 Sep 2021

Ventia has secured a contract with the Australian Department of Defense, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) to deliver engineering support platforms for the Australian Defense Force (ADF).

The Project Land 8120 Phase 1 contract will generate revenue to Ventia of $158 million over five years. 

Ventia will lead a team of equipment manufacturers and local engineering specialists to supply approximately 300 earthmoving and material handling vehicles. Minor modification will occur to meet specialist requirements such as air transportation.

Vehicles will undergo a rigorous verification and validation process to ensure that specific Defense requirements are met. Where necessary, specialist testing will be undertaken at the Australian Automotive Research Center proving ground 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 Defense sites nationally.

“Ventia applies a client-focused, innovative and sustainable approach to essential infrastructure services, and we are excited to bring this to Project Land 8120,” Ventia Group Executive, Defense & Social Infrastructure, Derek Osborn, said.

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

Ventia has brought together a team of equipment partners including JCB/CEA, Manitou, Liebherr Mobile Cranes, Komatsu, ECLIPS, and QinetiQ to offer the full breadth of services sought by the ADF.

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