’s UGL has commenced its role as the Defence Fuel Network Managing Contractor. This milestone marks the start of a six-year, $500 million contract that solidifies UGL’s position as a key player in ensuring the operational readiness of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

“As we take on the role of the Defence Fuel Network Managing Contractor, we underscore our dedication to supporting the ADF and strengthening national security,” said UGL Managing Director, Doug Moss.

Under the contract, UGL, a member of the CIMIC Group, will provide a range of essential services, including strategic advisory, supply management, operations and maintenance for the ADF’s extensive fuel network.

“UGL’s expertise in reviewing and remediating critical infrastructure will instil confidence in the ADF to execute its critical missions across Australia,” said Moss. “We’re excited to play a pivotal role in this important work. With over 350 skilled professionals stationed at more than 120 Defence establishments, we are ready to ensure that the ADF’s fuel network operates at its best. UGL is committed to continuing its role as a reliable partner in Australia’s defence infrastructure.”

For international robotics, maritime and aerospace company Exail, which is partnered with UGL in its bid to secure the Royal Australian Navy’s SEA1905 project, the contract commencement is a significant development. “Exail’s Australian sustainment partner is positioned to deliver prompt and efficient support wherever it is required,” said Exail CEO Dominique Giannoni. “We’re confident that having UGL as our sustainment partner will strengthen our ability to deliver, support and grow the crucial Mine Countermeasure and Military Survey capabilities for Australia moving forward. Further, by establishing our team and offices within UGL’s Headquarters in North Sydney, close to HMAS Waterhen, the heart of the RAN’s Underwater warfare capability, we’re taking a significant step to embed our support capabilities and ensure prompt response when needed. This move reinforces our commitment to serving the Royal Australian Navy efficiently and to the highest standard.”

(PHOTO: Left to Right – AIRCDRE Sally Pearson, BRIG Gabrielle Follett, Sam Goldsmith, MAJGEN Jason Walk and Terry Nichols.)


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