Naval Group Australia has partnered with KBR to support the design of the Future Submarine Construction Yard, a vital piece of the Osborne Naval shipbuilding precinct.
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the Future Submarine Construction Yard would sit alongside the surface shipyard, which will deliver the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Frigates.
“KBR has extensive experience in this field and it’s great they have partnered with Naval Group Australia to complete the concept design for the state of the art construction yard where our Future Submarine fleet will be built,” Minister Pyne said.
“I would like to congratulate KBR on this contract, worth around $7 million, which will employ 100 of their South Australian staff on the concept design of the Future Submarine Construction Yard”
“This further demonstrates the massive benefits to the Australian economy of the Turnbull Government’s continuous naval shipbuilding program.”
“This program is not only transforming our Navy but changing the lives of Australians by giving them exciting work for decades to come.”
The design of the Future Submarine Construction Yard will continue throughout 2018.
The Future Submarine Program is expected to generate an annual average of around 2,800 Australian jobs (1,100 direct and a further 1,700 in the supply chain).