McRaes Global currently has a contracted In-Service Support Agreement with the Royal New Zealand Navy for the full support of all Hydraulic and Control systems across the entire fleet.
For ongoing in-service support we offer a team of highly trained specialist engineer’s capable of refurbishing and optimising existing systems in operational equipment. We have the widest range of specialist fluid conditioning equipment, including flushing units, water sensing equipment, fluid purification and plant conditioning.
Our experience with the Royal New Zealand Navy over the last 10 years has given us insight into the system design, build, installation, troubleshooting and maintenance in all Navy assets, such as:
- Steering and Stabilisation systems
- Mooring systems (including positioning and position control systems)
- Davits, Winches and Cranes
- Loading and Access systems (e.g. gangways, accommodation ladders, hatches, loading ramps)
- Bow Thrusters
- Ballast and Cargo systems
- CPP (Controllable Pitch Propeller) systems
- Turret management systems
- Helicopter Landing systems
Winner of the Award of Excellence
In 2010, McRaes Global was the proud recipient of The Award of Excellence presented by the Ministry of Defence for being an outstanding contributor to New Zealand’s Defence Capability. McRaes Global was nominated by the Royal New Zealand Navy for the provision, design, repair and maintenance support to the RNZN ANZAC Class Helicopter Handling Control System including the design and delivery of a robust, future-proofed hydraulic power unit.
With lateral thinking McRaes Global was able to come up with a superior system to the original installed equipment. Our innovative approach ensured the system was extensively tested in a purpose designed and built simulator prior to installation on the ship, saving a significant amount of time and costs. This included our design of a custom developed and built microprocessor controller with a HMI panel for specifically simultaneously handling 3 hydraulic winches and performing bi-directional, tensioned hauling operations.