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  • 14 December 2018

    The new landscape of the Australian Osborne Naval Shipyard is taking shape with steel now being raised into place for the Hunter-class construction yard. “It’s estimated the $535 million Osborne South project will create up to 600 jobs,” Christopher Pyne, Minister for Defence, said. As informed, the steel raising for the new shipyard involves the elevation of […]

  • 13 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government announced it has selected Lendlease as the managing contractor for the construction of the Osborne South shipyard revealing the project is anticipated to create 600 jobs at its peak. Preparatory works are starting this month, while the the new shipbuilding infrastructure should be ready to support the commencement of Future Frigate construction at […]

  • 1 July 2019

    The construction of the digitally-enabled shipyard infrastructure at Osborne South is on track for completion by March 2020, ahead of the commencement of production prototyping on the $35 billion Hunter-class frigate program, Australian defense ministers said. Australian Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    In a bid to keep as many skilled naval shipbuilders within the industry, the Australian defense industry minister announced that shipbuilders currently working on the air warfare destroyer project would transition to support Collins-class submarine sustainment work as the destroyer project winds down. To enable this, up to 200 new positions will be created within […]

  • 23 April 2018
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    Australian shipbuilder Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) is likely to lay off more than 200 workers as work on the Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD) winds down.  A total of 197 jobs, which the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union says are “permament, highly-skilled jobs”, will reportedly be cut. Work on the future HMAS Sydney, the final of three AWD […]

  • 7 December 2016
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    Australian Submarine Corporation’s Osborne shipyard will be upgraded to better serve the needs of the Australian naval shipbuilding program, the country’s defense industry minister announced on Wednesday. MP Christopher Pyne said the Australian department of defense and Danish Odense Maritime Technologies were working together on the infrastructure upgrades that will deliver a surface vessel shipyard that supports both the […]

  • 7 May 2020

    The Royal Australian Navy’s offshore patrol vessel (OPV) program has reached another milestone with the two halves of the first Arafura class OPV coming together to form a complete hull. The milestone comes a year after the keel for the lead ship in the class was laid in Adelaide. Built by Luerssen Australia and its […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The keel for the lead ship in the new class of Royal Australian Navy Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel has officially been constructed, Australia’s defense minister has announced. More than 50 tonnes of Australian steel has been assembled at Osborne Naval Shipyard, satisfying the contractual requirement for keel construction of the lead ship. Construction on the […]

  • 8 June 2017
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    Australian shipbuilders Austal and ASC Shipbuilding announced they are teaming up for the construction of the Australian Navy’s SEA5000 Future Frigates. Under this arrangement, ASC Shipbuilding and Austal will act as one in support of the program, combining their skills and experience. “The Austal/ASC Shipbuilding teaming arrangement offers a compelling, low risk, Australian shipbuilding solution for each […]

  • 24 August 2017
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    The Australian government is starting construction of a new surface shipbuilding yard in Osborne, South Australia, and has unveiled the design of the shipyard. The construction of the shipyard will be a $535 million project and is the latest in a series of significant infrastructure announcements supporting the delivery of a continuous naval shipbuilding program in […]

  • 16 May 2017
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    Building the Australian Navy’s new fleet of submarines, frigates and offshore patrol vessels will be a complex task and involve up to 15,000 new workers, according to the Naval Shipbuilding Plan released by the department of defense on Tuesday. The shipbuilding workforce is expected to grow to around 5,200 workers by the mid to late 2020s, with […]

  • 26 March 2019
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    The Royal Australian Navy’s third Hobart-class air warfare destroyer Sydney is set to enter operations a year earlier than originally planned following an accelerated capability upgrade. As explained, the defense ministry was able to streamline a technical upgrade to the ship during its build at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia. “Structural modifications to […]

  • 9 October 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    ASC and its partners have welcomed the opportunity to compete for SEA 1654 Phase 3 – Combat Support ships. ASC’s Aegir 18A proposal would see work allocated to shipyards across Australia including Williamstown, Victoria; Newcastle, New South Wales; and Osborne, South Australia. Speaking from the 2013 Pacific International Maritime Exhibition at Darling Harbour on Tuesday, ASC […]

  • 31 January 2018
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    The Australian government on January 31 announced it signed the patrol vessel construction contract with German shipbuilder Lürssen. Australian defense industry minster Christopher Pyne said the contract with Lürssen to lead the design and build is worth at least $3 billion for 12 OPVs. “The vessels will be delivered by Australian workers, in Australian shipyards […]

  • 19 July 2018

    Luerssen Australia – the company in charge of delivering a new fleet of offshore patrol vessels (OPV) to the Royal Australian Navy – has signed a contract with Tasmanian company Taylor Bros Marine for work on the OPVs. Taylor Bros will be involved in the design, production and installation of the accommodation spaces on the […]

  • 5 March 2019

    The Australian defense ministry and French shipbuilder Naval Group have reached another step in the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Submarine program with the signing of the design contract on March 5. The design contract was signed less than a month after the Strategic Partnering Agreement was signed, and just days after the signing of the […]

  • 10 July 2019
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    An Adelaide-based composite materials developer has become the latest Type 26 global combat ship supplier, the Australian defense minister announced during a visit to BAE Systems’ Govan shipyard in Scotland. Linda Reynolds, the Australian defense minister visited Govan to witness the build progress being made on future HMS Glasgow, the lead City-class Type 26 frigate. […]

  • 19 March 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Naval Group Australia, the main contractor on Australia’s Future Submarine program, has partnered with services provider KBR to support the design of a construction yard at the Osborne Naval shipbuilding precinct where the country’s 12 submarines are to be built. Australian defense industry minister Christopher Pyne said the Future Submarine construction yard would sit alongside […]

  • 11 May 2018
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    Australian shipbuilder Austal will not be taking part in the construction of 12 offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Australian Navy, according to a May 11 statement from Luerssen – the prime contractor on the project. The announcement follows months of negotiations between the two sides. In November 2017 the Australian government selected Luerssen as […]

  • 13 October 2013
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    VIDEO: DDG 1000 Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Pending Christening (USA) The christening of the U.S. Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer, Zumwalt (DDG 1000), will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works.  HMS Ramsey Sailors Learn from Their American Minehunting Counterparts Sailors from HMS Ramsey visited their American minehunting counterparts to see […]

  • 5 July 2018
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    The first of the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarines has returned to service after receiving upgrades during maintenance at ASC’s shipyard in Osborne, South Australia. ASC completed planned maintenance onboard the HMAS Collins as part of a full-cycle docking and enterprise restructure of submarine maintenance. For her crew, reassuming material control (MATCON) and responsibility for […]

  • 18 May 2018
    Industry news

    Naval Group Australia on May 18 announced that its board of directors appointed John Davis as the chief executive officer (CEO) and Future Submarine program director. According to Naval Group, the appointment will become effective 1 July 2018. John Davis will be in charge of the delivering a fleet of 12 new submarines to the […]

  • 9 June 2020
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    BAE Systems Australia’s shipbuilding business, ASC Shipbuilding, has signed a contract with Australian company BlueScope Steel AIS for the prototyping phase of the Hunter-class frigate program, due to start at the end of this year.

  • 14 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    HMAS Hobart, the first of three Royal Australian Navy Aegis-equipped air warfare destroyers, has started builder’s sea trials leaving ASC’s Osborne, South Australia shipyard for the first time. A number of alongside dock trials in preparation for Hobart’s first departure to sea were carried out, including incline trials to measure the ship’s stability and vertical centre of gravity. […]

  • 16 September 2019
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    The Royal Australian Navy’s third Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), future HMAS Sydney, has started the first phase of sea trials which will test the ship’s hull, propulsion and navigation systems. The initial trial phase will be followed by a more advanced phase of sea trials in October to test the ship’s combat and communications systems […]

  • 29 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    BAE Systems has  beaten its Spanish and Italian competitors in a bid to build a fleet of nine frigates for the Royal Australian Navy. The Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the decision on Friday. Once in Royal Australian Navy service, the frigates will be referred to as the Hunter-class. According to the navy, the […]

  • 12 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian federal government announced it is acquiring additional land property to increase the size of the ship and submarine building facility at Osborne, Adelaide. The land is being acquired from the South Australian government for $230 million. Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne said the facility was an important part of getting the infrastructure up and ready […]

  • 10 May 2019
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    The Royal Australian Navy’s Arafura-class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program reached a new milestone on Friday as the keel for the lead ship in the class was laid at at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO, RAN positioned a coin to commemorate the laying […]

  • 14 June 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Australian branches of global defense contractors Raytheon and Thales will be in charge of the A$542 million project to upgrade the fleet of six Royal Australian Navy Collins-class submarines. According to an announcement from the Australian defense industry minister Christopher Pyne, the upgrades are starting this year and the first to be upgraded will be […]