Australian Manufacturers Invited Aboard Submarine Project

 In Australia

The French defence firm tasked with build­ing a new fleet of sub­marines in Adelaide has invit­ed Australian man­u­fac­tur­ers to bid to pro­duce spe­cialised parts in a pack­age it says will gen­er­ate hun­dreds of jobs and cost up to $900m.  Naval Group Australia announced the local man­u­fac­tur­ing pack­age as it today opened a new base at Port Adelaide and worked towards build­ing its 250-strong work­force ahead of open­ing a con­struc­tion yard at Osborne.

French-based Naval Group, for­mer­ly known as DCNS, won the con­tract to build 12 Attack Class sub­marines for the Royal Australian Navy as part of the Future Submarine Program costed in 2016 at $50b, to replace the ageing, Adelaide-built Collins class sub­marines.

Naval Group Australia said Australian man­u­fac­tur­ers would even­tu­al­ly be called up to supply 23 spe­cialised sub­ma­rine parts, fol­low­ing indus­try fears that much of the com­po­nent work would flow back to France.…MORE

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