A trimaran manufactured in Australia is in the final stages of construction after the superstructure was attached to the hull. On December 14 the Bajamar Express was rolled onto the hardstand at Austal Australia’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia. The ferry will be launched in February 2020 and will be used by Fred. Olsen Express … Continue reading Australian-made trimaran nears completion
A new facility will support the growth of maritime manufacturing in the Northern Territory. Funded through the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, a ship lift facility will be built with $300 million in federal government funding. According to the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan, the ship lift will allow for a broad range … Continue reading Maritime manufacturing gets a lift in the top end
Smart maritime defence systems manufacturers are getting a boost from the NSW government ahead of PACIFIC 2019. The international maritime exposition will bring defence and marine technology enterprises to Sydney in October and the NSW government is hoping that its support will allow local businesses to close sales with overseas companies and representatives. “NSW defence … Continue reading NSW government supports marine manufacturers for PACIFIC 2019
Western Australian marine manufacturer VEEM will showcase its gyro stabilisation technology in the Mediterranean Sea from mid-October. The bespoke marine propellers and assemblage specialist will carry out at-sea demonstrations of its VEEM Gyro technology to shipyard and vessel owners. The demonstrations boat is a Viking ’64 Open Convertible sportsfish boat, with speeds of up to 43 … Continue reading WA marine manufacturer meets Mediterranean market
The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has criticised the announcement that 130 workers would be made redundant at ASC, arguing for more work to be brought into the shipyard.
The ultra-fast SABRENet fibre network will be completely connected to 14 Adelaide business precincts by the middle of the year, according to the South Australian government.
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.
Shipbuilding workers at ASC have started a two-day protest outside of the Adelaide office of defence industry minister Chris Pyne, demanding Pyne intervene in enterprise bargaining agreement negotiations.
US shipbuilding giant Huntington Ingalls Industries has opened a new office in Canberra, appointing a business development manager to target opportunities with the Royal Australian Navy and US Navy in the South Pacific.
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.
The future is predicted to see unmanned aerial vehicles in a fast-growing number of places. Brent Balinski spoke to Dario Valenza, founder of UAV maker Carbonix, about his company’s leap from racing boats to drones, a few design considerations, and what he hopes the future brings.
Businessman Dick Smith and his cohorts are wasting their money making totally unsubstantiated, ill-informed claims in an advertisement about Australia’s new submarine fleet, Welding Technology Institute of Australia CEO Geoff Crittenden says.
A Productivity Commission review criticising the decision to build submarines locally has been disputed by the SA government, Australian Industry Group and others.
New defence industry minister Christopher Pyne visited shipyards at Western Australia yesterday, dismissing suggestions he was focussed on winning shipbuilding work from the state for his home state of South Australia.
Long-time defence industry advocate Chris Burns spoke to Brent Balinski and shared some reasons why Australia should build its own ships and submarines.
The transfer of world-leading technologies to Australia’s manufacturers was part of the lobbying efforts from Future Submarine contestants. Brent Balinski spoke to Dassault Systèmes co-founder Philippe Forrestier about what the victorious French team brings to the table.
A debriefing by an Australian delegation last month saw Japanese defence officials contest the reasons their submarine design bid failed on technical grounds.
Composites technology company Quickstep and French defence company DCNS have signed a memorandum of understanding, covering cooperation in manufacturing of components and sub-assemblies. CEO and managing director of Quickstep, David Marino, said that the application of their technology – currently focussed on aerospace and automotive industries – in marine defence was a “natural extension”. “We are … Continue reading Quickstep, DCNS sign MOU, signal that submarine supply a possibility
An executive handling strategy for France’s DCNS has said merger talks with Germany’s Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems may be considered in the future, with European shipbuilders needing to consolidate in the face of new competition. DCNS’s Andreas Loewenstein, speaking to reporters, said DCNS would not have a “hegemonic claim” in any such tie-up, and it would aim … Continue reading DCNS: future partnership with TKMS a possibility
Coffs Harbour engineering firm W.E. Smith has said it will big aggressively for submarine work, following a difficult period that saw it put in administration. The ABC reports that the company recently came out of six months in administration, and is a previous supplier of heat exchangers and engine coolers for the Collins class submarine … Continue reading Coffs engineering firm to bid aggressively for submarine work