Austal has delivered its eighth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) to the U.S. Navy. The future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) is the second Austal designed and built LCS delivered to the Navy this year and will be the thirteenth LCS to enter the fleet. The new ship’s delivery follows its successful acceptance trial in the Gulf of Mexico in March. … Continue reading Austal delivers eighth combat ship to the U.S. Navy
Austal has announced successful completion of acceptance trial for their eighth Independence class Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16). Austal said the trial in the Gulf of Mexico marked the last significant milestone required by the US Navy prior to delivery of the vessel. Austal, working with Navy and industry, ran comprehensive acceptance … Continue reading Austal’s eighth combat ship for US Navy passes trial
Australian shipbuilder Austal announced the delivery voyage of a new 56 metre high speed passenger ferry, for Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS Group) of Germany. Hull 418 departed Austal Philippines shipyard in Cebu on 7th March 2018 and formal delivery and handover is anticipated upon arrival to FRS Group in Germany, in April. Austal was awarded … Continue reading Austal delivers ferry to Germany’s FRS Group
Australian shipbuilder Austal has delivered the seventh vessel in the Independence-variant Littoral combat ship (LCS) class to the US Navy. The future USS Manchester is the second LCS delivered to the Navy by Austal in less than six months, following the USS Omaha (LCS 12) commissioning, which took place in San Diego earlier this year. … Continue reading Austal delivers seventh Littoral combat ship to US Navy
Austal has won a US$15 million (A$19.1 million) fixed-price contract to design the Guided Missile Frigate FFG(X) for the US Department of Defense. The Australian shipbuilder will develop the Austal Frigate design to meet the FFG(X) system specification with the goal of reducing cost, schedule, and performance risk for the follow-on detail design and construction … Continue reading Austal wins $19m US Guided Missile Frigate contract
German shipbuilder Luerssen will be awarded the prime contract to deliver the Royal Australian Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), partnering with Austal to build 10 of 12 in Western Australia. The vessels will be built in Henderson, subject to the conclusion of commercial negotiations. Contract negotiations are expected to take place over the coming months, following … Continue reading Austal, Luerssen to build Australian OPVs
Western Australian shipbuilder Austal has won a further contract with the US Navy to continue construction of the Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The exact value of the award is confidential for competition reasons but falls under the US congressional cost cap of US$584million (A$750 million) per ship. This is the second LCS vessel to be awarded this … Continue reading Austal renews shipbuilding contract with US Navy
Austal has delivered its sixth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to the US Navy during a ceremony in Mobile, United States, at Austal’s manufacturing facility. The future USS Omaha (LCS 12), is a 127 metre frigate-sized vessel, designed in Australia by the team bidding for the Commonwealth of Australia’s Offshore Patrol Vessel (SEA 1180) project. “This delivery continues … Continue reading Australian-built combat ship delivered to US Navy
Austal has been awarded its first commercial contract in Taiwan, valued at $44 million. The contract is for two 550 passenger, 50 meter high-speed catamarans, designed and built by Austal for Taiwan’s Brave Line. The contract includes an option for a third vessel of the same design. “I’m delighted to welcome Brave Line as a … Continue reading Austal signs $44m Brave Line venture in Taiwan
Austal Australia has confirmed the opening of its Adelaide office, which will support the design and production for the $3 billion Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program. Officially welcoming Austal’s expansion into Adelaide were South Australian minister for Defence Industry Martin Hamilton-Smith, Senator David Fawcett, and several regional small to medium enterprises (SMEs) that are already … Continue reading Austal launches OPV Adelaide operations
Austal and ASC Shipbuilding have re-asserted their support for Federal Government policy to establish continuous sovereign Australian warship construction for Australia and its export markets. In June, Austal and ASC Shipbuilding announced a teaming agreement to support the SEA5000 Future Frigates program by offering a compelling, low risk, Australian shipbuilding solution for each of the … Continue reading Australian shipbuilders re-commit to warship construction
WA-based shipbuilder Austal has won a contract worth up to $779 million to construct a Frigate-sized Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS 28) for the US Navy. The ship will be constructed at Austal’s shipyard in Alabama, however some subsystems will be produced at the company’s Henderson, WA facility. These will include ride control systems, … Continue reading WA shipbuilder wins $779 million contract
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
Australian shipbuilder, Austal, has revamped a former steel fabrication facility in Western Australia (WA) as a shipbuilding hub for its Pacific Patrol Hubs. Australia’s defence minister, Christopher Pyne, opened the facility last Wednesday in the WA suburb of Naval Base. The first Pacific Patrol Boat is scheduled to commence in late April 2017 at the … Continue reading Austal makes WA its shipbuilding hub
Australian shipbuilder Austal has joined German shipbuilder Fassmer’s bid for the federal government’s offshore patrol vessel program, according to The Western Australian. If the joint bid is successful, the manufacturing would involve two ships being built in South Australia and ten ships in Western Australia. The Henderson-based company has secured a deal which would see … Continue reading Austal makes joint bid with Fassmer to build to offshore patrol vessels
Shipbuilder Austal says it has delivered its second joint high speed vessel (JHSV) to the US Navy.
Perth-based shipbuilder Austal has delivered the first Joint Hihgh Speed Vessel to the US Navy.
Austal has announced a discounted rights issue to carry out an $85 million recapitalisation.
Richard Simons, chief financial officer at shipbuilder Austal, has quit the company.