Naval Group Australia, the main contractor on Australia’s Future Submarine program, has partnered with services provider KBR to support the design of a construction yard at the Osborne Naval shipbuilding precinct where the country’s 12 submarines are to be built.
Australian defense industry minister Christopher Pyne said the Future Submarine construction yard would sit alongside the surface shipyard, which will deliver the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Frigates.
“KBR has extensive experience in this field and it’s great they have partnered with Naval Group Australia to complete the concept design for the state of the art construction yard where our Future Submarine fleet will be built,” minister Pyne said.
“I would like to congratulate KBR on this contract, worth around AUD$7 million, which will employ 100 of their South Australian staff on the concept design of the Future Submarine construction yard.”
The design of the Future Submarine construction yard will continue throughout 2018.
The submarine construction yard contract was announced weeks after KBR’s government services business, KBRwyle, signed a contract with the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) to become one of four major service providers (MSP) to the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG).
Working with Ernst & Young (EY) as its strategic subcontractor in the MSP consortia, KBRwyle will be delivering a full range of services to CASG throughout the capability life cycle for the maritime, land, aerospace, joint systems and business management domains.