In a major development for the Future Submarine program, a development application has been submitted to the Port Adelaide Enfield Council for Phase 1 of work on the Osborne North construction yard in SA.
Due to the scale and complexity of the works required, the yard will be developed in a staged approach.
Phase 1 works will focus on site establishment, earth works and piling for the new facilities.
Australian Naval Infrastructure (ANI) will oversee the delivery of the construction yard where 12 Future Submarines will be built.
“This is an important step towards the development of the yard and we are on schedule to turn the first sod later this year,” said Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne.
“KBR and Aurecon have been working with Naval Group to finalise the concept design of the yard, which will be owned by the Commonwealth as part of our national naval shipbuilding infrastructure.”
ANI will shortly engage a managing contractor to oversee the continued design development and eventual build of the yard.
“Development of the yard will deliver more opportunities for Australian industry to get involved in the Future Submarine Program,” Minister Pyne said.
“This next step in redeveloping the Osborne North naval shipyard will ensure we also have a world-class submarine manufacturing precinct in Australia,” Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann concluded.