Western Australian Shipbuilding power on

February 16, 2021 – The unprecedented government investment in the National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise and associated infrastructure continues at a rapid pace at the Western Australian Henderson shipyard. Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group’s Head Maritime Systems Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm said infrastructure construction and shipbuilding activities at Henderson were on schedule in support of a sovereign naval construction and sustainment…

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Australian Minister for Defense Touts Shipbuilding Programs

January 25, 2021 – Australian industry is continuing to reap the benefits of the Morrison Government’s unprecedented investment in new infrastructure and shipbuilding activities which is creating thousands of Australian jobs. Through the Morrison Government’s up to $183 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan, Henderson shipyard in Western Australia is becoming a sovereign capability powerhouse. Under project SEA 1905 Phase 1, Defence…

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First of Two Cape Class for Trinidad & Tobago Launched

December 4, 2020 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce that Austal Australia has launched the first of two Cape-class Patrol Boats for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG), under construction at the Company’s Henderson, Western Australia shipyard. Under a A$126 million contract awarded by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT), Austal is constructing two…

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Tonga Receives Second Guardian-class Patrol Boat

November 2, 2020 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce Austal Australia has delivered the eighth Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. The vessel, VOEA Ngahau Siliva, was gifted by the Australian Government to the Kingdom of Tonga during a handover ceremony at Austal Australia’s Henderson shipyard on Friday 30 October; attended by Her Royal Highness,…

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Henderson Maritime Precinct Update

October 5, 2020 – The Federal and Western Australian Governments are sponsoring a series of studies to inform the future development of the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) at Henderson in Western Australia. The studies will encompass aspects such as wharf design, shiplift and docking options, vessel transfer paths, new berth options, security, utilities, facilities and amenities, and integrated transport solutions.…

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Sod turning signals start for new submarine escape and rescue capability

June 4, 2020 – Work has begun on a new purpose built facility at Henderson in Western Australia which will house the Royal Australian Navy’s Submarine Rescue System. The capability is a key part of the Liberal National Government’s new sovereign air transportable Submarine Rescue Service, which will support the men and women serving in Navy submarines. Turning the first…

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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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Construction commences for first Offshore Patrol Vessel in Western Australia

March 27, 2020 – The Government’s $90 billion Continuous Naval Shipbuilding Program has reached a new milestone with construction on the first Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) to be built in Western Australia commencing. This will be the third of twelve Arafura class OPVs, and the first to be built at the Civmec Shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. Minister for Defence,…

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