Australian refrigeration specialist Cold Logic has signed an exclusive memorandum of understanding with UK naval refrigeration supplier Ernest West & Beynon.
Ernest West & Beynon is currently supplying the provision cooling systems for BAE Systems UK Type 26 class, which is the baseline design for Australia’s Hunter class.
Cold Logic is delivering state-of-the-art upgrades to cooling equipment for the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarines as part of the federal government’s ongoing sustainment and capability upgrade programs, carried out by prime contractor ASC.
“We understand that the supply and install of the new systems on the Hunter class frigates are only the first step,” says Dr Michael Riese, M.AIRAH, head of Cold Logic Defence Division, “but this will then be followed by decades of operation and maintenance and we want to ensure that this is as cost-effective as possible. We believe our partnership with Ernest West & Beynon will be the right step in that direction and we look forward to working with our partners and BAE Systems Australia on this project.”