Australian Steel to Support Hunter Class Frigate Prototyping

September 15, 2020 – Work on the Morrison Government’s Hunter Class Frigate Program is progressing as the prototyping phase of the program approaches. The prime contractor for the Program, ASC Shipbuilding, has signed a contract with South Australian Company Infrabuild Steel Centre to support the manufacturing of the frigates at the Osborne South shipyard. The contract is for the supply…

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40 More Engineers to Work on Hunter Class

September 1, 2020 – The Morrison Government’s Hunter Class Frigate Program continues to ramp up its workforce and create Australian jobs with up to 40 engineers to start work on prototyping the high-tech vessel. The prime contractor for the Program, ASC Shipbuilding, has signed a contract with Sydney-based professional services company GHD Group Limited (GHD) to provide the highly-skilled Australian…

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Steel contract marks next step in Hunter Class Frigate Program

June 26, 2020 – ASC Shipbuilding has signed a $2.6 million contract with BlueScope Steel AIS for the Hunter Class Frigate Program. Under the contract announced last week, Australian company BlueScope will supply more than 1500 tonnes of steel plate to build five blocks during the prototyping phase of the shipbuilding program, which is on track to begin later this…

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Suppliers sought for frigate program

June 12, 2020 – ASC Shipbuilding has engaged with about 350 Australian suppliers despite the challenging circumstances imposed by COVID-19. A live webinar was held on May 22 by the business leaders and supply chain team, which provided an update on opportunities available with the Hunter Class Frigate Program. The program aims to contract local businesses to supply material and…

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Australian made steel for Australian frigates

June 5, 2020 – The Government’s Hunter Class Frigate Program continues to deliver opportunities for Australian workers with the signing of a steel contract worth around $2.5 million. Australian company BlueScope Steel AIS has signed a contract with ASC Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of BAE Systems Australia, to deliver more than 1500 tonnes of steel plate which will be used to…

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