Defence projects

Our contracts in the Defence sector are validation of our professional approach to every project and our world class capabilities.

Project Protector, Offshore Patrol Vessel, Electrical Distribution System

McKay designed and supplied the electrical distribution equipment, for the two Offshore Patrol Vessels, built in Melbourne by BAE (formerly Tenix) for the New Zealand Ministry of Defence. Our work included:

  • Fully automated main switchboard (automatic generator control power management)
  • Emergency switchboard
  • MCCs
  • Distribution boards
  • Battery charges
  • Lighting design

Project Protector, Inshore Patrol Vessel, Electrical Design, Supply & Installation

We also worked with BAE on the four Inshore Patrol Vessels built in our home town of Whangarei for the New Zealand Ministry of Defence. Our part of the three year project included the design, supply and installation of electrical equipment, and the scope of work included:

  • Fully automated main switchboard (automatic generator control power management)
  • Emergency switchboard
  • MCCs
  • Distribution boards
  • Battery charges
  • Lighting design

Devonport Navy Base 50Hz Main Switchboard

We designed and manufactured the new 50Hz main switchboard for New Zealand’s main Navy base, at Devonport in Auckland.

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