Navantia Australia engages with Australian Industry for Future Frigate Program

Opportunities for local industry to contribute to the design and construction of Australia’s next generation of naval vessels

Canberra, 30 January 2017

Navantia Australia is seeking to engage with partners from Australian industry as part of the company’s work on Australia’s Future Frigates. The company is holding a number of engagement forums scheduled across the country, in order to explain how industry can be a part of the SEA 5000 Future Frigate program.

Navantia is currently participating in the Competitive Evaluation Process for the Future Frigate Program, and is seeking interested Australian companies to participate in the design and construction of Australia’s next generation of naval vessels.

Navantia has a long and successful history in frigate projects and export programs.  As part of Navantia’s growth in Australia the company is increasing engagement with Australian industry, in order to fully utilise the strong capabilities of Australian industry in the Future Frigate Program. Through the combination of maximising local industry participation and transferring world-leading shipyard technology to Adelaide, Navantia will work with the Australian Government to create an enduring sovereign shipbuilding capability in Australia.

The industry engagement represents a further development of Navantia’s already substantial Australian Supply Chain. Through Navantia’s global supply chain, Australian industry also has access to export opportunities as part of Navantia’s shipbuilding programs around the world.

Established in 2006, Navantia Australia currently employs 100 people across four locations in Australia. Navantia Australia is continuing to grow, with a fifth location to open in Western Australia by 2018. Current Australian locations include:
Head Office (Canberra, ACT)
Operations & Design Centre (Mawson Lakes, SA)
Shipbuilding Management Services (Osborne, SA)
Through Life Support Office (Sydney, NSW)

Navantia will be holding industry days throughout February to April, and invites all interested companies to register their interest through

Navantia will be holding industry days in:
Perth, WA – Thursday 23 February 2017
Melbourne, VIC – Wednesday 15 March 2017
Adelaide, SA – Monday 20 March 2017
Sydney, NSW – Friday 24 March 2017
Brisbane, Qld – Thursday 27 April 2017

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