bridge erection propulsion boats

Birdon designed and built 24 Bridge Erection Propulsion Boats (BEPBs) for the Australian Army, to replace the existing fleet of Bridge Erection Boats (BEBs) under contract to the Defence Material Organisation (DMO). This contract included integrated logistic support, technical documentation and initial in-service training.

The project was undertaken in 3 key stages:


Initial design phase and the development of a prototype vessel


Engineering and fabrication of 24 vessels


3 year warranty and maintenance support for the vessels located in Darwin, Townsville, Sydney and Brisbane

In 2016/2017, Birdon provided Life of Type Extensions (LOTE) services for the BEPBs, re-powering and refitting each boat with Birdon owned NAMJet water jests for improved control at slow speeds and overall performance.

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