Works start on submarine construction yard as Naval Group opens Australia office
Naval Group, the French shipbuilder picked to build Australia’s 12 new submarines has marked the official opening of its new Australian headquarters and has started master planning studies for the design and build of the Future Submarine construction yard in Adelaide.
The new Naval Group office in Keswick, Adelaide was officially opened by Australian minister for defense industry Christopher Pyne and Herve Guillou, global chairman and chief executive officer, Naval Group.
During the opening ceremony, Naval Group announced they have engaged Coffey Services Australia, Alexander Symonds and Precision Hydrographic Services to commence survey work in preparation for the design and build of the Future Submarine construction yard in Adelaide.
“To inform the design of the construction yard in Adelaide, where Australia’s fleet of regionally superior Future Submarines will be built, we will be commencing comprehensive survey work in the Osborne precinct,” said Guillou.
“We look forward to working with the Australian companies who will provide us with these services,’’ Mr Guillou added.
Naval Group’s Adelaide headquarters is currently home to 40 staff, a mix of French and Australians, who are working on the early phases of the Future Submarine Program including submarine design, supplier engagement and infrastructure planning for the new submarine shipyard.