Preparation underway to build new frigates

January 7, 2021 – Prototyping is underway at the Osborne shipyard in Adelaide in preparation for work to start on Navy’s Hunter-class frigates. Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group’s first assistant secretary ships Sheryl Lutz said five prototype blocks would be built in the prototyping phase to test the shipyard’s production systems, develop the facilities and ensure the workforce was…

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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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