Novafast host BAE Global Access Program to showcase unique composite solutions supporting Hunter Class Frigate program delivery​

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Novafast expands its export opportunities and opens its global reach through BAE Global Access Program 

Novafast’s innovative solutions in advanced composite products were showcased during the visit of BAE Global Access Program team to our facility in Adelaide on 2nd May.

 

Novafast presented its first-of-its-kind robotic technologies supporting the delivery of critical components for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Hunter Class Frigate program. The visit was to highlight Novafast’s importance as BAE’s local Australian manufacturing partner and potential supplier for other large global defence projects.

 

We were delighted to visit Novafast’s facility in Adelaide and witness the impressive capabilities of their composite solutions, including their advanced use of robotics for automated manufacturing,” said Jeremy Satchell, Head of Global Access Program at BAE Systems Australia. “Novafast’s commitment to quality and innovation is evident in their products, and we are confident that their composite solutions will now be competitive in the global market while also successfully supplying the Hunter Class Frigate Program.”

 

Novafast’s contribution to the Hunter Class Frigate program and their preparedness to support Australian and Allied partner defence programs both onshore and internationally demonstrate its importance as a local Australian manufacturing partner to BAE and its connection to the recently announced AUKUS pact.

 

David Figallo  Business Manager of Novafast, stated, “We are excited to offer our unique shipbuilding capability, which is available for global markets, through the BAE Global Access Program to international alliances. Our investment in advanced robotics technology enables us to provide a competitive edge to customers worldwide, and we are committed to supporting Australian and Allied partner defence programs both onshore Australia and internationally.”

Our advanced robotics technology enables us to deliver the highest quality products to our customers. We also appreciate the involvement in the Type 26 Global Combat Ship project in the UK as a significant opportunity for Novafast to expand our global presence and further demonstrate our expertise in composite products and solutions for critical processes.

Novafast expands its export opportunities and opens its global reach through BAE Global Access Program 

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Novafast expands its export opportunities and opens its global reach through BAE Global Access Program

Novafast’s innovative solutions in advanced composite products were showcased during the visit of BAE Global Access Program team to our facility in Adelaide on 2nd May.

Novafast presented its first-of-its-kind robotic technologies supporting the delivery of critical components for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Hunter Class Frigate program. The visit was to highlight Novafast’s importance as BAE’s local Australian manufacturing partner and potential supplier for other large global Defence projects.

We were delighted to visit Novafast’s facility in Adelaide and witness the impressive capabilities of their composite solutions, including their advanced use of robotics for automated manufacturing,” said Jeremy Satchell, Head of Global Access Program at BAE Systems Australia. “Novafast’s commitment to quality and innovation is evident in their products, and we are confident that their composite solutions will now be competitive in the global market while also successfully supplying the Hunter Class Frigate Program.”

Novafast’s contribution to the Hunter Class Frigate program and their preparedness to support Australian and Allied partner Defence programs both onshore and internationally demonstrate its importance as a local Australian manufacturing partner to BAE and its connection to the recently announced AUKUS pact.

David Figallo Business Manager of Novafast, stated, “We are excited to offer our unique shipbuilding capability, which is available for global markets, through the BAE Global Access Program to international alliances. Our investment in advanced robotics technology enables us to provide a competitive edge to customers worldwide, and we are committed to supporting Australian and Allied partner Defence programs both onshore Australia and internationally.”

Our advanced robotics technology enables us to deliver the highest quality products to our customers.  We also appreciate the involvement in the Type 26 Global Combat Ship project in the UK as a significant opportunity for Novafast to expand our global presence and further demonstrate our expertise in composite products and solutions for critical processes.

The facility was officially opened by Deputy Premier of South Australia and Minister for Defence and Space Industries the Honourable Susan Close MP. Guest speakers included Craig Lockhart, Managing Director BAE Systems Australia – Maritime and Novafast Holdings CEO Chev Charles Figallo OAM OSJ. The event was attended by more than 130 political dignitaries and key industry executives.

Novafast Business Manager David Figallo said, “We are pleased to partner with BAE Systems Australia to deliver world-class Defence manufacturing capabilities in South Australia.”

“As the only Australian-based manufacturer of GRE composite pipes, Novafast aims to be the global leader in composite technologies and production processes using our advanced and automated production processes.

“At a time when Australia is facing increasing uncertainty in the region, it positions us as a key sovereign capability industry partner, and we’re delighted to have the partnership of BAE Systems to undertake this work in Australia.”

Novafast opens new $4m facility

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Novafast celebrates opening of new $4m advanced manufacturing facility

Novafast officially launched its new state-of-the-art $4million facility on Tuesday 28 June, showcasing Australian-first defence manufacturing capabilities for composite production after securing its first major defence contract.

The facility was officially opened by Deputy Premier of South Australia and Minister for Defence and Space Industries the Honourable Susan Close MP. Guest speakers included Craig Lockhart, Managing Director BAE Systems Australia – Maritime and Novafast Holdings CEO Chev Charles Figallo OAM OSJ. The event was attended by more than 130 political dignitaries and key industry executives.

Novafast Business Manager David Figallo said, “We are pleased to partner with BAE Systems Australia to deliver world-class defence manufacturing capabilities in South Australia.”

“As the only Australian-based manufacturer of GRE composite pipes, Novafast aims to be the global leader in composite technologies and production processes using our advanced and automated production processes.

“At a time when Australia is facing increasing uncertainty in the region, it positions us as a key sovereign capability industry partner, and we’re delighted to have the partnership of BAE Systems to undertake this work in Australia.”

NovaStand Pipe Supply

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NovaStand Supply for Coal Seam Project

Novafast recently supplied another shipment of NovaStand Pipe on the back end of long term supply agreements to various customers for use with coal seam methane extraction.

This product was developed as a variant to the NovaBore product. With different application methods as requested by the client, including horizontal and vertical installations. It is also used to service pressures operating up to 4.5MPa. Designed with a proprietary shouldered ring joint for Victaulic coupling connection, Novafast’s ring connection has huge compressive strength properties.

Novafast and its partners are proud to continue the design and supply service of the NovaStand Pipe to numerous coal seam projects across Australia and abroad.

Novafast 5 Year GRP GRE GRVE Design Supply Contract

5 Year Design & Supply Contract

Novafast 5 Year GRP GRE GRVE Design Supply Contract

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5 Year Design & Supply Contract

Novafast has secured a Borefields piping program of works which will require a continual supply of Novaflo piping over the next five years. Pipe sizes will range from 50mm-250mm with burst pressure requirements to exceed 12 MPa and temperature ratings up to 93 degrees celsius.

Business Manager David Figallo says “By securing this new contract this will allow Novafast to create local multi-disciplined employment opportunities at its Adelaide facilities. The contract is also key to supporting Novafast’s local growth and expansion plans forecast for 2021. We would like to thank our customers who support our Australian business which facilitates these great growth opportunities, particularly in a time where COVID has made local business all that more important.”

Novafast is on track to deliver its two first deliveries of pipe for mid-late February.

Novafast 2000M Otway Basin

Otway Basin 2000M GRE Prespool Supply

Novafast 2000M Otway Basin

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Otway Basin 2000M GRE Prespool Supply

Novafast was recently contracted to design, supply and prespool NovaFlo 2000M GRE for a major Oil & Gas facility within the Otway Basin. NovaFlo 2000M piping was specified and selected to carry out services for the client’s Butane Injection system which uses service fluids containing Sodium Hypochlorite and Demineralised water.

The system was designed and supplied out of Novafast’s Adelaide facilities. Novafast were selected due to their ability to service the client’s needs for short turn around times and the ability to have pipe onsite within 5 days.

NovaFlo 2000M GRE Prespool
GRE Prespool Assembly
Western Australia GRE Borefields Supply

Western Australian Borefield Project

Western Australia GRE Borefields Supply

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Western Australian Borefield Project

Novafast recently supplied 6 Shipments of NovaFlo 2500 pipe to a Western Australian Borefield Project. The DN400 (16 inch) pipe supplied had a pressure rating of 3.5 MPa.

Keylock connection was used for quick and easy installation which also removed the need for concrete restraints. NovaFlo 2500 is the perfect choice for mine water systems due to corrosion resistance and low maintenance requirements.

GRE Bore Downhole Casing
GRE Borefield Downhole Casing
Novafast downhole drilling member

Australian Drilling Industry Association Membership

Novafast downhole drilling member

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Australian Drilling Industry Association Membership

Novafast is proud to be a new member of the Australian Drilling Industry Association (ADIA)! If you’re in the drilling industry, here’s how Novafast can help the Australian drilling industry.

Novafast Drilling Industry Capabilities

  • FRE/GRE bore casing & pump column
  • Downhole monitoring & productions bores
  • Screened FRE casing
  • Aquifer reinjection & mine dewatering
  • Significant depth capability for column & casings
  • 50-year design life
  • Wide range of accessories: adapters & crossovers, bullet ends & casing elevators
Novafast Offshore Oil Platform Fire Resistant Pipe

Offshore Oil Platforms

Novafast Offshore Oil Platform Fire Resistant Pipe

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Offshore Oil Platforms

NovaFlo 1000 FR (fire-resistant) piping is ideal for offshore oil platforms. Most recently Novafast completed the design, supply and installation of firewater piping as well as the design and supply of downhole caisson pipes on a platform in Malaysia.

NovaFlo 1000 FR is a Glass-Fibre Reinforced Vinlester Epoxy (GRVE) piping which can be manufactured to comply with standards such as ISO14692. Pipe sizes range from DN15 to DN1000 and pressures of PN6 to PN24.

Novafast oil and gas rig construction
Novafast Fire Resistant Offshore Oil Platform