• Jens Nielsen and Larry Kickett.
Credit: Luerssen Australia
    Jens Nielsen and Larry Kickett. Credit: Luerssen Australia

Luerssen Australia has announced it has appointed Tammar Contractors, a majority Indigenous-owned company, to provide yard services for the Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Program, based in Henderson, Western Australia.

The contract will see Tammar Contractors supply a team of riggers and support staff to work on the OPV Program.

“We are extremely proud to be engaging more and more local suppliers on the OPV Program, and we are happy to be working with Tammar Contractors, a registered First Nations supplier,” said Jens Nielsen, Luerssen Australia Chief Executive Officer.

“Luerssen Australia is an Australian company, employing Australian workers, in Australian shipyards, using Australian steel to build Royal Australian Navy vessels.”

Tammar Contractors Director, Larry Kickett, said he was thrilled to be joining forces with Luerssen Australia.

“We are very happy to be teaming up with Luerssen Australia on the OPV Program and we look forward to working collaboratively to grow our capabilities and contribute to the shipbuilding sector in WA.”

Currently the OPV Program is achieving an Australian Industry Content percentage of 63%, and aiming to increase this further, with Luerssen Australia’s focus on growing the local supply chain providing opportunities to WA owned SMEs to grow and improve their capabilities.

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