17/09/2021

South Australia has been cemented as the shipbuilding capital of the country with thousands of jobs for today, tomorrow and decades to come.

The new nuclear-powered submarines will be built in South Australia as announced by the Prime Minister on 16 September.

And in another momentous declaration that South Australia is the home of defence, the Collins class full-cycle docking will remain at Osborne.

The Collins life-of-type extension will now continue beyond 2026 as all six boats undergo capability extensions in South Australia.

In another huge win for local jobs, the Navy’s 3 Hobart class destroyers will also undergo their combat management system upgrades at Osborne from 2024.

These programs will support thousands of jobs and make sure we retain our highly capable, skilled shipbuilding workforce in South Australia.

Premier Steven Marshall said this huge announcement was a jobs bonanza for local South Australian jobs.

“The Collins Class Submarines were built here in Adelaide, the Destroyer Class were built here, the first two Offshore Patrol Vessels are currently being built here, the Frigates will be built here and Australia’s new submarines will also be built right here in South Australia – Australia’s defence capital.”

Sourced from the Premier of South Australia’s website: SA: The Defence State – jobs for today, tomorrow and for decades to come

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