The last of the Hobart-class air warfare destroyers has gone through its one of its final tests, completing sea trials last week. Built in Australia by ASC Shipbuilding, the Hobart-class were designed by Navantia, in partnership with Raytheon and the Department of Defence. The NUSHIP Sydney, the third of the Hobart-class destroyers, was assembled along … Continue reading Locally made ships undergo final trials
Australia’s submarine building program has attracted international advanced manufacturing companies to set up locally, with French propulsion and power generation systems firm, Jeumont Electric establishing an agreement with ASC to have a local presence. Signed at the PACIFIC 2019 naval exhibition, the Heads of Agreement creates a steering committee to find opportunities for Jeumont Electric … Continue reading French-Australian collaboration to drive submarines
The University of Adelaide has redesigned their Masters of Marine Engineering (MME) program and are now conducting classes for post-graduate students. Offered by the School of Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Adelaide, the course prepares students for careers in submarine design, project management, and the supply chains to support marine engineering. The program was … Continue reading Students prepared for submarine manufacturing
BAE Systems has announced that local manufacturing enterprises are now able to bid to supply equipment, materials and services as part of the Hunter Class Frigate Program. BAE systems estimates that $20 million worth of contracts are will be available in this prototyping stage. The contracts are split between two supplier categories, one of which, … Continue reading Registration opens for local suppliers to the Hunter frigate program
Australia’s sovereign submarine company, ASC, has signed new agreements with two global technology companies, which will see the company extend its submarine engineering and maintenance services. The first, a contract between ASC and Saab Asutralia, will see the two companies launch a pilot program that sees ASC’s submarine designers delivering specialist design services in Adelaide … Continue reading ASC secures new submarine servicing agreements with Saab, Jeumont Electric
The Australian naval shipbuilder, ASC, has set out to work with two French companies, FIVA and Endel Engie to support Australia’s Future Submarine fleet, following the signing of agreements in France last week. The collaboration agreements were signed with submarine designers FIVA and specialist fabricators Endel Engie – both long-time trusted subcontractors to French submarine … Continue reading ASC patners with two French companies on SEA 1000 submarine works
The first steel has been cut for Australia’s Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program, which is supplying a fleet of 12 for the Navy. Australian steel is being used for all 12 OPVs. After being prepared and processed in Western Australia, the steel will be delivered to South Australia, where two ships are being built at … Continue reading First steel cut for OPV shipbuilding project
Government-owned shipbuilder, ASC, today welcomed permanent representatives from German shipbuilder Luerssen to the Osborne Shipyard ahead of the start of fabrication of the first Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the Australian Royal Navy. Luerssen, selected by the Australian government last year as the prime contractor to supply 12 new OPVs for the navy, will work with ASC for … Continue reading ASC welcomes Luerssen to Osborne ahead of OPV project take-off
Following the selection of the British defence company BAE Systems as the successful tenderer for the Navy’s Future Frigates Program last month, the Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, has today traveled to the United Kingdom to take part in the Defence Industry Dialogue with the United Kingdom. The Dialogue is an important platform to discuss deeper defence industry … Continue reading Minister Pyne engages in Defence Industry Dialogue with UK
The need for an Australian-owned builder for the $89 billion 12-submarine and nine-frigate program was emphasised in State Parliament in a statement last week by South Australian Defence Industries Minister Hamilton-Smith. The Minister said that indications coming from Canberra are that the French Government-owned Naval Group (formerly DCNS) having been chosen as the architect and … Continue reading Australians must build future submarines and frigates: SA Defence
Future submarine building jobs are at stake in SA, after French company DCNS retracted its statement that 90 per cent of the construction of its next fleet would occur in Australia. Speaking to a Senate committee on Tuesday night, DCNS said it had no formal agreement with Adelaide company ASC (which had been promised the … Continue reading Submarine jobs at stake as DCNS backtracks on promises
Western Australian shipbuilder Austal is teaming up with government-owned counterpart ASC in South Australia to win the contract to build the Navy’s nine new frigates. Three international designers have been shortlisted for the $35 billion program – British BAE, Italian firm Fincantieri and Spanish company Navantia. The Government is expected to make a decision in … Continue reading SA and WA shipbuilders join to win frigates contract
German shipbuilder Lurssen hopes to create an Australian manufacturing base to export navy ships around the region. Lurssen chief Peter Lurssen will today present a proposal to partner with Adelaide-based ASC and WA-based Civmec/Forgacs to build 12 offshore patrol vessels. The company intends to establish the base in Perth, however work on its export projects … Continue reading Shipbuilder wants to establish WA manufacturing and export hub
ASC told workers yesterday that 130 positions would be cut by the end of next month, as work on the Air Warfare Destroyer project winds down.
121 workers at ASC will finish up their jobs in the next two weeks, a spokesperson has told Senate estimates, with the jobs shed mostly being contractors.
Adelaide-based Shipbuilder ASC says it will be forced to cut 500 more jobs by the end of 2016 unless it wins more naval contracts.
The unions representing workers at ASC’s shipyard have pledged that, if the site wins the contract to build Australian submarines, there will be no strikes by workers on the project.
Stephen Smith, the federal defence minister, has ruled out hiring nuclear submarines from the United States, meaning that 2500 manufacturing jobs at submarine maker ASC are no longer in danger.