THE SPANISH-AUSTRALIAN
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La Camara aims to be the preeminent point of reference for the Spanish-Australian business community and to facilitate and foster the development of business relationships within this community.

La Camara achieves these aims through events such as corporate lunches, ministerial briefings, seminars, private boardroom functions, networking evenings and more relaxed cultural and cocktail events, as well as a variety of services and promotional opportunities for our members.

Events organised by La Camara allow both members and non-members to develop the professional contacts they need within the Spanish-Australian business community.

Upcoming Events

16 February 2021

Joint Chamber Event: European Networking: Tchin-Tchin to 2021

Skycity, Level 1/125 North Terrace, 5000 Adelaide

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    News

    Navantia Australia celebrates the arrival of NUSHIP Supply Arrives at Fleet Base East, Sydney

    January 15, 2021 NUSHIP Supply, the Royal Australian Navy’s lead ship for the Supply class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships, arrived in Sydney Harbour for the first time on Friday, 15 January 2021, berthing at Garden Island. Navantia Australia’s Managing Director Alfonso García-Valdés said today’s milestone signifies further progress in the AOR program. “We are extremely proud of the contribution all of those involved with the AOR program. We look forward to the next step in her progress, with the commissioning of NUSHIP Supply by the Royal Australian Navy. “Of course, our important work is not yet done. Navantia Australia remains focussed on delivering industry leading asset management, smart sustainment solutions and engineering services for not only the Supply class AORs, but all Navantia designed ships and craft.” Navantia Australia together with the Department of Defence Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), have formed the AOR System Program Office (AORSPO) Enterprise to deliver industry-leading asset management for the AOR capability. Navantia Australia will act as Prime Contractor and manage the through life support for these vessels for their first five years of service. As the design authority for the Supply class, Navantia Australia is providing configuration and baseline management as an integral component of the through life support for these vessels. Navantia is also the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for the engines and Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) installed on the ships. NUSHIP Supply will be commissioned into service with the Royal Australian Navy in the second quarter of 2021. Read more.

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    Navantia delivers first Supply Class vessel to Navy

    January 11, 2021 Defence’s contract with Spain’s Navantia S.A. has reached a major milestone with Ship Acceptance of the Royal Australian Navy’s First Supply-class vessel, NUSHIP Supply. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC was pleased to announce the formal acceptance of the Auxiliary Oilier Replenishment (AOR) ship, NUSHIP Supply from Spanish shipbuilder, Navantia S.A. “Despite the impacts of COVID-19, the Australian Government has worked with the prime and sub-contractors to innovate and implement solutions to deliver the Royal Australian Navy’s first Supply-class vessel Nuship Supply, based on the Spanish Cantabria design,” Minister Reynolds said. “The Australian Government remains committed to maximising Australian industry involvement in the shipbuilding enterprise. “Australian industry benefited with more than $130 million spent on engagement of local industry partners to support the ship’s fit out in Australia.” With Australia’s current replenishment capability reaching its end of life in 2021, NUSHIP Supply will be the first AOR to replace the retired HMAS Success and bridge Navy’s current capability gap. NUSHIP Stalwart expected to enter service in late 2021. The Australian Government signed contracts with Navantia S.A to build Australia’s two replacement auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ships in May 2016. NUSHIP Supply was launched in Ferrol, Spain, in November 2018 and arrived at HMAS Stirling, Garden Island Fleet Base West, Western Australia, on 2 October 2020 for final fit out and testing activities. NUSHIP Supply is expected to sail into her homeport of Sydney next week. Original ministerial release available here. Read more.

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    SICE expands its scope of works in the Rozelle Interchange Project

    October 29, 2020 WestConnex is the largest road transport infrastructure project in Australia. Once finished, it will form a key component of Sydney’s motorway network, providing an underground link between the M4 and M5 to create a continuous motorway without traffic lights. It will provide high-quality connections from Western Sydney to Sydney Airport and Port Botany, supporting Sydney’s forecast growth in population and employment along these corridors. WestConnex will also ensure greater connectivity between the greater west, the south, the south-west and the inner-city hubs and provide relief for hundreds of thousands of motorists who experience high traffic volumes every day. The final stage of WestConnex, the Rozelle Interchange, will provide an underground interchange with City West Link and an underground bypass of Victoria Road connecting the Iron Cove Bridge and ANZAC Bridge. When complete the Project will also provide an entry portal to the Western Harbour Tunnel. In December 2018, SICE was awarded a package of work by the John Holland CPB Contractors Joint Venture (JHCPB JV) to deliver the OMCS head-end hardware and software; the integration of the Rozelle Interchange project into the WestConnex Integrated OMCS (IOMCS); and PMCS + PLC Network. In September 2020, SICE was awarded an additional contract by John Holland CPB Contractors JV (JHCPB JV). This includes the design, procurement and commissioning of critical tunnel subsystems such as Closed Circuit Television System, Automatic Vehicle Incident Detection System, Emergency Phones System and Motorway Network Communications System. SICE will also design and commission Driver Advisory Signage, an Overheight Vehicle Detection System, a Tunnel Closure System, Traffic Enforcement, Ramp Metering and other Vehicle Detection Systems as well as Cabinets to house the infrastructure to run these systems. Containing all the traffic systems within the same scope will allow SICE to deliver an end to end and comprehensive solution and will ensure seamless integration of all the equipment. Furthermore, as a unique feature of this project, the Rozelle Interchange OMCS will be included into to the WestConnex IOMCS, also delivered by SICE as part of the WestConnex M4-M5 Link project. The implementation of SIDERA to this final stage of the WestConnex Motorway ensures that it will be fully controlled by the same state-of-the-art OMCS software. The IOMCS assures the control and monitoring of all the WestConnex stages from a unified, integrated operating system, all based in SIDERA. This will create a streamlined experience for both operators and road users. As a result, it will facilitate the daily operation and maintenance of the entire infrastructure and will guarantee two key objectives of this project: safety and efficiency.   To date, SICE has successfully implemented its in-house OMCS solution SIDERA in four projects in Australia (M5W motorway, T2E, M4E and M8 Tunnels) and one project in NZ (The Waterview tunnel). Moreover, three additional projects are currently in the delivery phase within the WestConnex Project (Sydney) and West Gate Tunnel Project (Melbourne). As a systems integration technology company, our extensive and comprehensive experience places SICE as a top player in Operations Management & Control Systems within the Australian and New Zealand markets. Read more. Photo: Rozelle Interchange aerial view. John Holland's original picture.    

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