Aussie businesses win in submarine program

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Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC

Minister for Defence

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Nicky Hamer (Minister Reynolds’ Office): +61 437 989 927

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The Hon Melissa Price MP

Minister for Defence Industry

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28 November 2019

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  • Minister for Defence Industry, The Hon Melissa Price MP


The Morrison Government is backing Aussie workers and small business to deliver defence capability as part of our $50 billion investment in the Attack Class Submarine program.

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP today announced that Berendsen Fluid Power and H & H Machine Tools have been selected as the first Australian partners for major equipment design contracts that will support the build of the Attack Class submarine.

“The awarding of these contracts supports the Morrison Government’s objectives of providing sovereign support for the design, build, operations and sustainment of the fleet as well as maximising the involvement of Australian industry,” Minister Reynolds said.

Under the deal, Seven Hills-based Berendsen Fluid Power and Melbourne’s H & H Machine Tools will partner with Pinette Emidecau Industries and Starrag Group Holding AG to become the design authority and manage the local manufacture of medium capacity presses and a large-capacity milling machine.

“The value of work for local companies is estimated at $20 million, supporting more Aussie jobs and opportunities for small business,” Minister Price said.

“Our $50 billion investment in 12 future submarines will create thousands of Australian jobs and new opportunities for small businesses and these contracts are part of this commitment.”

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