IODSKBR said it welcomed the Australian government’s announcement that the company had been selected to provide concept design services for the new nuclear powered submarine construction yard at Osborne in South Australia. The work at Osborne is being led by Australian Naval Infrastructure in partnership with the Australian Submarine Agency.

KBR’s role includes the design of the production demonstration facility buildings and steel hull manufacturing areas of the site which are critical facilities required to deliver the new SSN-AUKUS submarines to the Royal Australian Navy. This new infrastructure design work builds on KBR’s previous role with ANI, designing the shipyard infrastructure and facilities for the Attack Class submarine and continuing on to masterplan the expanded shipyard for the new SSN-AUKUS.

The Osborne contract also builds on the work that KBR is already delivering at HMAS Stirling to support nuclear powered submarine rotations from 2027. KBR has been providing infrastructure design to the Security and Estate Group and the Royal Australian Navy at HMAS Stirling for a number of years.

KBR Vice President GS APAC Nic Maan said: “KBR is delighted to have been selected to undertake this incredibly important infrastructure design work at new nuclear powered submarine construction yard at Osborne. The trust that has been placed in KBR by Australian Naval Infrastructure and the Australian Submarine Agency is testament to our long history at Osborne and the world class capabilities that KBR can contribute to this critical national security endeavour.”


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