Marine Management Limited (MML) has recently been nominated for ‘Best Initiative by a Contractor’ at the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Awards.
The selection reflected MML’s performance in delivering innovative security solutions enabling a heavily reduced uniformed staff to complete maintenance of HMNZS Te Mana during a mid-life upgrade.
De-classified material released by the NZDF states that MML resourced and managed a small and dedicated team to provide safety, security and technical management functions to ensure all work could be effectively conducted to support a complex and intensive project and ensuring safety became an enabling function rather than a constraint.
Kelvin Wishart, commanding officer of HMNZS Te Mana says MML’s innovation was imperative to successfully executing the complex upgrade. “Up until now, we’ve always used a lot of people to secure the ship, but our aim was to reduce the amount of manpower to maintain the safety and security of the Te Mana,
“Using innovative technology solutions, MML have provided a solution to reduce that number, while still maintaining high levels of safety and security. This allowed the ship’s engineers to undertake maintenance rather than be tied up with day to day security of the vessel.”
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