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An Roinn Cosanta Óglaigh na hÉireann

Department of Defence Defence Forces

Value for Money Review


Naval Service Vessel Maintenance

March 2009
Table of Contents




List of Figures iii

List of Tables iii

Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms v

Executive Summary vii

1. Introduction 11

1.1 The Defence Organisation 11

1.2 Overview of Value for Money and Policy Review (VFMPR) Initiative 12

1.3 Review Scope and Terms of Reference 13

1.4 Methodology 14

1.5 Review Structure 16

2. Naval Service Vessel Maintenance Objectives 17

2.1 Programme Objectives 17

2.2 The White Paper on Defence (2000) 18

2.3 Strategy Statement 19

2.4 Delivery of Naval Service Vessel Outputs 21

2.5 Conclusion 22

3. Naval Service Vessel Maintenance Overview 23

3.1 Types of Maintenance 23

3.2 Units involved in Ships Maintenance 24

3.3 Maintenance Management Systems 25

3.4 Maintenance Execution 26

3.5 Maintenance Management and the Maintenance Cycle 27

Technical Difficulty 29

(Skills and Equipment / Facilities Required) 29

4. Maintenance Activities, Costs and Outputs 30

4.1 Planning, Inspection & Maintenance Management Unit (PIMM) 30

4.2 Flotilla – Ships Crew 32

4.3 Mechanical Engineering and Naval Dockyard (MENDY) 35

4.4Weapons Electrical Unit (WEU) 38

4.5 Contracted Maintenance 41

4.6 Inventory 44

MENDY 44


4.7 Infrastructure 46

4.8 Cost Overview 48

4.9 Conclusions and Recommendations 49

5. Effectiveness of Maintenance 51

5.1 Maintenance Performance 51

5.2 Maintenance Management Function 52

5.3 Benchmarking 53

5.4 Recommendations 57

6. Performance Monitoring System 60

6.1 Performance Monitoring System 60

Appendix 1 Naval Service Organisation 66

APPENDIX 2 NAVAL SERVICE FLOTILLA 68

APPENDIX 3 Programme Logic Model 80




List of Figures





Figure 2.1 Naval Service Patrol Days 1999 – 2006 21

Figure 3.1 The Maintenance Management Cycle 28

Figure 3.2 Maintenance Management Overview 29

Figure 4.1 Expenditure on Equipment Installed by WEU 2003 to 2006 39

Figure 4.2 Contracted Maintenance Costs 2003 - 2006 41

Figure 4.3 Maintenance Inventory Management 44

Figure 4.4 Cost of Maintenance Inventory Purchased 2003 – 2006 45

Figure 4.5 Infrastructure Upgrade Costs 2003 - 2006 47

Figure 5.1 Acquisition Team Process 55

Figure 5.2 Revised Maintenance Management Process 59

Figure 6.1 Recommended Performance Indicators 61



List of Tables


Table 4.1 MMS Strength 30

Table 4.2 Maintenance Personnel on each Naval Service Ship as June 2006 33

Table 4.3 Maintenance Personnel Costs for each Naval Service Ship 2006 33

Table 4.4 Personnel Costs for MENDY 2006 35

Table 4.5 Personnel Employed in WEU (2006) 39

Table 4.6 Expenditure on Equipment Installed by WEU 2003 to 2006 40

Table 4.7 Contracted Maintenance Costs 2003 - 2006 42

Table 4.8 Military and Civilian Staff Employed in Tech Stores as at June 2006 44

Table 4.9 Cost of Maintenance Inventory Purchased 2003 – 2006 45

Table 4.10 Current Infrastructure Upgrade Costs 2003 - 2006 47

Table 4.12 Overall Naval Service Vessel Maintenance Costs for 2006. 49

Table 5.1 Percentage of Time Operational or Available at 8 Hours Notice 52

Table 5.2 Breakdown of Naval Service Patrol Days 2003 - 2006 52

Table 5.3 Fleet Days Lost Due to Unscheduled Maintenance 52


Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms





A-Team

Acquisition Team

AMOS

Automated Maintenance on Ships

ATCA

Aid to the Civil Authority

ATCP

Aid to the Civil Power

BSC

Balanced Score Card

CBM

Conditioned Based Maintenance

COS

Chief of Staff

CPVs

Coastal Patrol Vessel

D COS (Sp)

Deputy Chief of Staff (Support)

DFHQ

Defence Forces Headquarters

DoD

Department of Defence

EAG

Efficiency Audit Group

EAM

Enterprise Asset Management

ERI

Expenditure Review Initiative

ESDP

European Security & Defence Policy

FOCNS

Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service

FSG

Fleet Support Group

FSL

Fleet Support Limited

GMES

Global Monitoring for Environment & Security

GOC

General Officer Commanding

GPMG

General Purpose Machine Gun

HMG

Heavy Machine Gun

HPV

Helicopter Patrol Vessel

HQ

Headquarters

IMO

International Maritime Organisation

IMS

Inventory Management System

IRCG

Irish Coast Guard

ISPS Code

International Ship & Port Facilities Security Code

LE

Long Éireanach

LIMES

Land & Sea Integrated Monitoring for European Security

MARISS

Maritime Security & Surveillance

MARPOL

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships

MENDY

Mechanical Engineering Naval Dockyard

MEO

Mechanical Engineering Officer

MIF

Management Information Framework

MINS

Marine Internal Navigation System

MLC

Maintenance & Logistics Command

MMS

Maintenance Management Section

MMT

Maintenance Management Team

MMU

Maintenance Management Unit

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

NDY

Naval Dockyard

NESU

Naval Engineering Support Unit

NS

Naval Service

NSC

Naval Support Command

NSL

Northwest Ship Repairers and Shipbuilders

OC

Officer Commanding

OIC

Officer in Charge

OPVs

Offshore Patrol Vessel

PDF

Permanent Defence Force

PIMM

Planning, Inspection and Maintenance Management Unit

PMS

Personnel Management System

PPM

Planned Preventative Maintenance

RDF

Reserve Defence Force

RFA

Royal Fleet Auxiliary

RN

Royal Navy

RPII

Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland

SLA

Service Level Agreement

SMC

Strategic Management Committee

SMI

Strategic Management Initiative

SOLAS

International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea

UCM

Unscheduled Corrective Maintenance

UNCLOS

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

USCG

United States Coast Guard

VFM

Value for Money

VFMPR

Value for Money and Policy Review

VFMPRCSC

Value for Money and Policy Review Central Steering Committee

WMEC

Medium Endurance Cutters



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