First New Cape Class Keel Laid

July 22, 2020 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce that Australia’s Defence Industry Minister, the Honle Melissa Price MP, officially ‘cut metal’ on the second of six new Cape-class patrol boats to be constructed by Austal Australia for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The plate cutting of the second vessel follows the award of the A$324 million contract for…

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Future USS Oakland Completes Acceptance Trials

May 22, 2020 – The future USS Oakland (LCS 24) successfully concluded acceptance trials May 22 following a series of in-port and underway demonstrations in the Gulf of Mexico. During trials, the final milestone prior to the ship’s delivery, the Navy conducts comprehensive tests of systems, including those essential to a ship’s performance at sea such as the main propulsion,…

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PALFINGER delivers cranes for the Pacific Patrol Boat

May 18, 2020 – PALFINGER’s marine business and local sales and service partner PALFINGER Australia have been working on yet another big order for long-term customer Austal. By 2023, a total of 21 PK15500M foldable knuckle boom cranes will be delivered to the renowned Australian shipbuilder. The order, for which Austal is designing 21 Guardian Class Patrol Boats, serves 13…

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Austal to Build Six More Cape Class Patrol Boats

May 1, 2020 – Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) is pleased to announce that Austal Australia has been awarded a A$324 million contract to design and construct six evolved Cape-class Patrol Boats (CCPBs) for the Royal Australian Navy. It is the largest contract for an Australian vessel construction program ever awarded to Austal in the Company’s 30 year history The six new…

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