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The Hon Kevin Andrews MP
Minister for Defence
29 June 2015
The Australian Government has awarded an in-service support contract to maintain the Bay-Class Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, over the next two years.
The maintenance contract awarded to Atlantic & Peninsula Australia Pty Ltd (A&P Australia) is a fixed-price performance-based commercial arrangement. The contact has an initial value of $60.6 million and will see the continuation of nearly 30 jobs in the Sydney region.
With a growing maritime industry in Australian, United Kingdom-based company A&P Group Limited expanded its operations by creating a local Australian subsidiary, A&P Australia.
Parent company A&P Group Limited has been maintaining HMAS Choules since the vessel was acquired from the UK Government in October 2011.
The entry of A&P Australia into the local maritime sustainment market strengthens Australian naval sustainment capability and will provide Navy with a valuable continuity of experience and knowledge, now and into the future.
Chloe Petch (Minister Andrews’ Office): 0477 395 356
Defence Media Operations: (02) 6127 1999
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