ASC's new shipbuilding facility at Osborne, South Australia is a $120 million investment in the building of Australia's Hobart Class air warfare destroyers (AWDs) and future naval capability.
It is the most advanced and modern shipbuilding facility in Australia.
ASC South is located at Osborne, north-west of Adelaide's CBD, adjacent to our submarine maintenance facilities.
The shipyard will be used for the consolidation of the AWDs, the most complex naval vessels ever to be built in Australia.
The site is a part of Techport Australia
; Australia's largest naval shipbuilding hub incorporating a critical mass of world class warship design and construction skills. Upgrade Development
Our ASC South shipyard upgrade consisted of a development program of five new buildings and associated infrastructure.
The development program included:
• A refurbished steel fabrication workshop;
• New production buildings, including a module outfit hall and new combined building that includes a warehouse, pipe shop, electrical shop and main engine preparation shop;
• New administration and wharf support buildings; and
• Extensive support facilities, including a security building, maintenance workshops, plate storage areas, module storage area, as well as a total of 18,000 cubic metres of warehouse storage sitewide.
ASC South caters for:
• Fabrication of elements of the ships' structure;
• Construction of ship 'blocks' (modules);
• Assembly of the three ships, including handling and transporting blocks and components weighing up to 1,200 tonnes;
• Outfitting work;
• Set to work of equipment and systems; and
• Trial activities associated with delivery of the AWDs to the Royal Australian Navy.
Both ASC and the South Australian Government have developed infrastructure in connection with the AWD project.
Our new state-of-the-art facility is advantaged by the use of Techport Australia's Common User Facility, including access to Australia's largest ship lift, wharf and transfer area.