IKAD Engineering
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Defence Sector

IKAD Engineering is company with a demonstrated history of reliable high-quality service to the Australian Defence Industry. IKAD has extensive capability and experience in heavy mechanical engineering including gearboxes and propulsion systems. IKAD also has a strong history in many other ship systems including propellers, clutches, thrusters, stabilisers, elevators, steering and HVAC.

We combine engineering expertise and unmatched levels of subject matter knowledge with fully internationally accredited manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities. We deliver best value and highest quality products and services that ensure reduced life cycle costs and maximum asset availability.

IKAD’s workshops and associated facilities, situated on both sides of Australia, allow a vertically-integrated range of services to be provided including mechanical engineering, structural and piping engineering and surface treatment / preservation. All these specialised services are delivered using the most advanced technology and processes, coupled with our highly skilled, dedicated and committed workforce.

We take on any challenge and work with our client to meet their manufacturing, maintenance, repair, overhaul and processing requirements, no matter size, complexity or schedule.

IKAD maintains the highest possible certifications and accreditations across a range of key disciplines which are mandatory in undertaking critical Naval Defence works.








  • Main and Auxilary engines
  • Steering and Navigation Systems
  • Anchor and Mooring and Winching systems / components
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
  • Pumps, valves and control systems
  • Cranes, Davits and Lifts
  • Propulsion, Bow, Stern, Azi Thruster, and stabiliser systems
  • Labour, tooling and equipment hire
  • All aspects of Heavy Rigging and load shifting
  • Laser Alignment and Vibration Analysis


  • General, Structural, Deck and Hull plate repair, replacement/renewal.
  • Welding & weld repair of all ferrous and non-ferrous materials fitted to vessels to stringent welding codes including ISO, Mil-spec
  • Piping system design, maintenance, replacement & repair of varying diameters/sizes from gauge line to large bore, using materials such as copper nickel, multiple grades of S/S, and carbon steel
  • Accredited GRE piping system installers
  • Supply of diverse range of materials & products


  • Abrasive Blasting and mechanical surface preparation
  • All types of internal and external surface treatment systems using either airless/conventional or brush/roller application methods
  • All works carried out under the strict guidance of IKAD’s Basic and Certified Coatings Inspectors strictly in accordance with manufacturers recommendations and Australian/International standards.
  • All works carried out in accordance with IKAD PCCP accreditation


IKAD Engineering represents a number of International OEM’s in Australia. Some of the key partnerships include:



IKAD Engineering is the Australasian exclusive agent for RENK MAAG gearboxes which are utilised by Australian Navy ANZAC Class frigates. This service offering includes maintaining a spare parts inventory for the Department of Defence.

Heila Cranes

Heila Cranes

IKAD is the Australian Distributor and Authorised Service Centre of Heila Cranes, who manufacture heavy-duty cranes expressly designed and manufactured for marine applications, both shipboard and offshore, where design, safety and reliability standards are extremely demanding and severe hostile environmental conditions prevail.

Shoenrock Hydraulic Marine Systems

Shoenrock Hydraulic Marine Systems

IKAD Engineering is the exclusive Australian Product Development and After Sales Service and Parts Distributor for Schoenrock Hydraulik Marine Systems. Schoenrock is one of the world’s leading shipbuilding suppliers in the field of watertight sliding doors; shell doors, hydraulic hatches and ventilation dampers. The company has been fitting out merchant and passenger ships, ferries, cruise liners, yachts and naval ships as well as special ships and offshore plants for over 60 years.

IKAD Engineering also has considerable experience managing works on behalf of other OEM representatives for suppliers such as RENK, Rolls-Royce, Wartsila, SAAB, Raytheon and others.

Defence Gallery


"This letter recognises the contribution made by IKAD Engineering Pty Ltd in support of the Australian Defence Organisation."
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Victor Abramowicz

WA State Manager

"I wish to commend the efforts of IKAD Engineering, in particular Mr. Wayne Redfernand his supporting staff, in delivering IKAD's element of this endeavour successfully and co-operating to the fullest with the other contractors and consultants. Your support to the Regiment is appreciated."
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J.C. Beesley, DSM

Lieutenant Colonel
Commanding Officer

"On behalf of the Royal New Zealand Navy I wish to convey my appreciation to your company for the assistance that was provided with regard to the Gearbox Bearing inspection on HMNZS TE MANA. The performance of your staff is a credit to your company."
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K. Wishart

Commander, RNZN
Fleet Marine Engineer Officer

"Your staff have played an important role in helping to make ARUNTA a fully operational warship ready in all aspects to fulfill her tasking on the forthcoming deployment."
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T.A. Brown

Commander, RAN
Commanding Officer

"Overall IKAD's performance could only be described as outstanding, the task was a first, they met all challenges put in front of them, and they provided excellent feed back to the ANZAC SPO Ship Maintenance Team members allowing steady feed back to the respective Ships Engineering personnel."
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C.I. Eggleton

ANZAC System Program Office Director