TKA is able to provide the following services:

  • Marine technical services
  • Naval architecture
  • Vessel routing
  • Navigation
  • Trim, stability and structural integrity
  • Legislative support
  • New building superintendency
  • Shipyard superintendency
  • Marine consulting
  • Vessel concept design

Teekay Shipping Australia (TKA) has delivered following projects for a wide and diverse range of customers;

Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD)
Contracted to the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) Teekay was engaged to undertake Production Monitoring and Quality Inspections for the construction of Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD) Canberra Class vessels.

TKA employed a team of three persons in the Navantia Shipyard in Ferrol, Spain and one person in BAE Dockyard, Williamstown, Melbourne.

TKA was further awarded a contract to undertake Production Monitoring and Quality Inspections for the construction of 12 Landing Craft in Cadiz, Spain, the LCM-1E type Landing Craft destined for deployment on the Canberra Class vessels.

Contracted to BAE Systems, Teekay provided a core merchant mariner crew of 16 persons to undertake command, navigation, manoeuver and engineering functions during sea trials for both HMAS CANBERRA and HMAS ADELAIDE. This also included the delivery voyage of HMAS CANBERRA.

Defence Materiel Organisation
TKA was contracted to undertake worldwide inspections of potential vessels to provide a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADRC) capability for the Royal Australian Navy.

On procurement of the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) OCEAN SHIELD, TKA supplied Ship Management, Technical Management and Crew Manning to the Royal Australian Navy.

TKA was contracted to the Defence Materiel Organisation to undertake a Materiel State Inspection of the LARGS Bay (HMAS CHOULES) prior to procurement of the vessel.

TKA had a team in Singapore to manage the conversion of HMAS SUCCESS to comply to International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Standards, This included the installation of a second hull internal to the ship.

Additionally TKA provide technical support to DMO in a variety of smaller Projects.

Australian Customs and Border Protection
TKA currently supply Ship Management, Technical Management and Crew Manning for the ABF Cutter OCEAN SHIELD after its transfer from the Royal Australian Navy.

CSIRO Future Research
In 2011 TKA was awarded the contract by CSIRO for the design and building of their next generation hydrographic research vessel, RV INVESTIGATOR. TKA appointed Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore to undertake building of the vessel, with TKA acting a Prime Contractor and Project Manager. RV INVESTIGATOR was delivered in 2014.

Port Hedland tugs
TKA managed the construction and delivery of six Robert Allan Z-Tech tugs for the Port Hedland operation.

Hay Point tugs
TKA managed the construction and delivery of two Damen 3212 tugs for the Hay Point operation.

Iron Monarch life extension
TKA managed the life extension docking of the specialist steel carrier vessel Iron Monarch, owned by BlueScope Steel.  This was a $15million project that took 60 days to complete and was undertaken in Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore.

Ningaloo Vision life extension
TKA was engaged by Apache Energy Ltd (now Quadrant Energy Limited) to assist with the major

upgrade on the FPSO Ningaloo Vision, which was completed in March 2015.

Teekay’s role in the docking was to provide ‘Support Services’, which included the establishment of contracts with a Port Agent and a Warehousing company. Working with these companies Teekay set up;

  • 15 serviced apartments for both Apache and TK hired ex-pat project team members;
  • hotel accommodation for all crew and specialist contractors;
  • transportation from airport, yard and hotel/apartments on a daily and as required basis;
  • Warehousing Services

Teekay also provided support to Apache/Quadrant through the following:

  • the temporary recruitment of over 30 local supervisors and inspectors through either the HR Team in Singapore or local employment agencies.
  • The temporary recruitment of expat contractors as requested by Apache
  • Purchasing for either the project team or Operations team as required

Teekay also assisted with the demucking and gas free certification prior to the vessel entering the dry dock.

The team achieved over 2.5 million man hours without Lost Time Injury. This outstanding safety record during the project work had been made possible by the HSE team, led by, Scott Hare. Scott had to ensure that HSE was always of first priority for the up to 800 people working on the vessel on any day.