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Hunter Class Frigate build sets sail

Construction has commenced on the first Hunter Class Frigate at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. The momentous occasion was marked by the cutting of the first piece of steel by Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles and Premier of South Australia Peter Malinauskas on 21 June. The announcement underpins the Australian Government’s commitment to continuous naval shipbuilding in South Australia and the promise to enhance Navy’s undersea warfare and strike capability. The construction phase contract for the first three Hunter Class Frigates was signed by Defence and BAE Systems Australia, with the first warship earmarked for operation in 2034. Construction ...

21 June 2024
Hunter Class Frigate build sets sail2024-06-21T17:05:05+09:30

Bechtel sets up regional base at Lot Fourteen

Adelaide’s world-class innovation district, Lot Fourteen has welcomed engineering, construction and project management company Bechtel as tenants. Working alongside other high calibre companies based at Lot Fourteen, Bechtel brings over a century’s worth of experience in energy, infrastructure, manufacturing & technology, mining and metals, nuclear, security and environmental markets. Lot Fourteen State Project Lead, Di Dixon reinforced the importance of presence of companies like Bechtel to help achieve South Australia’s ambitions. “Bechtel’s arrival at Lot Fourteen is another step towards building our state’s capabilities required to meet future infrastructure needs,” said Ms Dixon. With a vast range of exciting opportunities ...

21 June 2024
Bechtel sets up regional base at Lot Fourteen2024-06-21T11:17:39+09:30

Three South Australian defence projects receive funding boost

South Australian manufacturers REDARC Defence & Space, entX and AML3D have been awarded financial assistance of more than $4 million to support key defence projects through the Economic Recovery Fund (ERF). The State Government fund was established in 2023 to boost the state’s economy and to help local businesses and industry in key areas to grow secure, well-paid jobs, improve productivity, increase exports and support innovative, value adding technologies. Aimed at the priority areas of Manufacturing Innovation and Regional Tourism Infrastructure Development, Round 1 of the ERF saw nearly 300 applications across both streams. The State Government allocated $14.8 million ...

14 June 2024
Three South Australian defence projects receive funding boost2024-06-14T11:18:21+09:30