12 December 2012
Future submarine Land Based Test Site to be based in Adelaide
Minister for Defence and Minister for Defence Materiel – Joint Media Release
12 December 2012
Release of Final Report of Coles Review into Submarine Sustainment
Minister for Defence, Minister for Defence Materiel and Minister for Finance and Deregulation – Joint Media Release
12 December 2012
Future Submarine Industry Skills Plan
Minister for Defence and Minister for Defence Materiel – Joint Media Release
12 December 2012
TRANSCRIPT: Minister for Defence and Minister for Defence Materiel - Joint Press Conference – ASC Facility, Osborne SA
TOPICS: Land-Based Test Centre; Coles Review; Service Life Evaluation Program.
28 September 2012
New Chairman appointed at ASC
Australia's largest specialised defence shipbuilding organisation, ASC, has welcomed the appointment of Mr Bruce Carter as its new Chairman.
27 September 2012
ASC recognised for engineering excellence
Australian submarine and shipbuilding company ASC has been awarded the 2012 Engineering Excellence Award in the category of Innovation Research and Development by the Engineers Australia South Australia Division for the Submarine Structural Life Validation (SLV) Project.
13 September 2012
First Newcastle AWD blocks head for Adelaide
Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare has announced the first three Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) blocks fabricated by Newcastle shipbuilder Forgacs Engineering have started their journey to Adelaide.
6 September 2012
Air Warfare Destroyer Update
Minister for Defence Stephen Smith, Minister for Finance and Deregulation Senator Penny Wong and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today attended the laying of the keel of the first Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) in Adelaide and provided an update on the $8 billion project.
6 September 2012
Update on the Future Submarine capability
Minister for Defence Stephen Smith, Minister for Finance and Deregulation Senator Penny Wong and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced Australia’s Future Submarine Systems Centre will be based in Adelaide continuing the strong relationship that has been formed between South Australia and the Commonwealth in support of Australia’s maritime sector.
2 July 2012
Contract marks new era for Collins
Australia’s national submarine builder and maintainer of the six Collins Class submarines - ASC Pty Ltd - is pleased to have signed a new contract with the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for the maintenance of the Collins Class submarines going forward.
1 June 2012
Precinct expansion welcomed by ASC
ASC has welcomed the State Government’s $2 million investment to further develop the future capability and readiness of Techport Australia at Osborne.
3 May 2012
ASC welcomes future sub funding
ASC has welcomed the Prime Minister's support as part of funding announced today by the Federal Government to provide $214 million for the next stage of the Future Submarine project.
4 April 2012
New apprentices make ASC's program one of SA's largest
ASC has today welcomed 45 new apprentices to its submarine maintenance and shipbuilding business, reinforcing ASC's apprenticeship program as one of the largest in South Australia.
26 January 2012
We should build on our 30-year submarine expertise
I didn't live in Australia when the commonwealth launched the first Collins Class submarine, an event Henry Ergas recently described on these pages as a "hoax".
27 September 2011
AWD – Another two blocks delivered
Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that two more keel blocks had been delivered to Adelaide to construct Australia’s first Air Warfare Destroyer.
18 September 2011
ASC supports Navy Open Day
Australian submarine and shipbuilding company ASC is pleased to invite the public to its shipyard today in support of the Royal Australian Navy Open Day for HMAS Newcastle.
18 August 2011
First keel block delivered for new Australian warship
Thursday, 18 August 2011: Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced the delivery to Adelaide of the first keel block that will be used to construct HMAS Hobart – Australia’s first Air Warfare Destroyer.
26 July 2011
ASC recruits 100 workers in 100 days
26 July 2011: Australian submarine and shipbuilding company ASC has recruited 100 production workers in 100 days as part of a major workforce recruitment campaign focused exclusively on construction of the Hobart Class air warfare destroyers (AWDs).
20 July 2011
Coles Review a key step in ASC commitment to Collins Class fleet sustainment
20 July 2011: ASC Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Steve Ludlam said today that a Federal Government review into the optimal commercial framework for the sustainment of the Royal Australian Navy’s six Collins Class submarines is a key step in ASC’s commitment to improving the availability of the fleet.
15 May 2011
Inaugural ASC Community Open Day
ASC is pleased to invite the public to its shipyard today to reveal progress on the construction of Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD) in an event jointly hosted with the AWD Alliance.
31 January 2011
New apprentices make ASC's program one of SA's largest
ASC has today welcomed 26 new apprentices to its submarine maintenance and shipbuilding business, elevating ASC’s apprenticeship program to one of the largest in South Australia.
20 December 2010
Appointment of new Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance CEO
The Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance today welcomed the appointment of Mr Rod Equid as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance.
13 December 2010
HMAS Waller wins Platypus Cup
The challenges associated with successfully operating a Collins Class submarine is reflected in the intensive training her crew must undergo.
27 July 2010
ASC appoints new GM for Air Warfare Destroyer Project
Australian submarine and shipbuilding company ASC is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Gay as General Manager - Air Warfare Destroyer Project.
14 July 2010
UK fellowship for head of ASC
Wednesday, 14 July 2010: Steve Ludlam, the head of Australia’s leading naval defence company – ASC – has been honoured by the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) with a fellowship.
23 June 2010
Former US Bath Iron Works President joins ASC Board
Rear Admiral USN (retired) John “Dugan” Shipway’s appointment to the Board ofAustralian submarine and shipbuilding company ASC has been welcomed by Chairman Vice Admiral Chris Ritchie AO RANR.
17 June 2010
ASC docks its first submarine in Western Australia
ASC, Australia's submarine builder and maintainer, has docked its first submarine at ASC West - a $35 million purpose-built submarine support facility located at the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, Western Australia.
23 May 2010
HMAS Dechaineux completes FCD
Australian submarine and shipbuilding company ASC today announced the completion of a full-cycle docking (FCD) for HMAS Dechaineux at the company's operations in Adelaide.
18 May 2010
Naval architecture course to lift skills base
Australian submarine and shipbuilding company ASC has congratulated Flinders University and the University of Tasmania on their foresight in developing a Naval Architecture course in South Australia.
21 April 2010
ASC Restructure - update
ASC has taken the next step in a major restructure to bring together the Company's submarine and shipbuilding business divisions.
17 April 2010
Changes at ASC
Australian submarine and shipbuilding company ASC has announced a major restructure to bring together the Company's business divisions.
15 April 2010
AWD construction commences in Victoria, NSW and South Australia
Construction of Australia’s air warfare destroyer (AWD) capability is underway, with three Australian shipyards simultaneously building destroyer blocks.
1 April 2010
ASC farewells CEO of ASC Shipbuilding
Thursday, 1 April 2010: The Chief Executive Officer of ASC Shipbuilding and the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance - John Gallacher - has announced his retirement.
15 February 2010
ASC on common ground at Techport Australia
Monday, 15 February 2010: Australian submarine and shipbuilder ASC has congratulated the South Australian Government on today's official opening of the Techport Australia Common User Facility (CUF) at Osborne, South Australia.
12 February 2010
ASC shares increased focus on submarine availability
Friday, 12 January 2010: The Federal Government.s announcement that a new Australian Submarine
9 February 2010
ASC welcomes WA floating dock
Tuesday, 9 February 2010: Australian submarine and shipbuilder ASC has today welcomed the official opening of the $60 million floating dock at the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) in Henderson, Western Australia.
21 January 2010
ASC's new shipyard open for business
Thursday, 21 January 2010: ASC’s $120 million shipyard, located at Osborne, South Australia, has been completed and will be officially opened today.
21 January 2010
ASC's shipyard ready for AWD construction
Thursday, 21 January 2010: Construction of the Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs) is expected to ramp up as ASC’s $120 million shipyard was officially opened today at Osborne, South Australia.
15 December 2009
ASC welcomes new directors
Tuesday, 15 December 2009: Australian submarine and shipbuilder ASC Pty Ltd has today welcomed the appointment of four new directors to the company board.
23 November 2009
ASC welcomes new CEO
Monday, 23 November 2009: Australian submarine and shipbuilder ASC has welcomed the appointment of Mr Stephen Ludlam as the company’s new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
22 October 2009
Submarine maintenance recovery
Australian submarine and shipbuilding company, ASC, confirmed today that it is on track to meet the Government’s requirements for the Collins Class submarines.
26 June 2009
ASC restructure to reduce maintenance costs
Australian submarine and shipbuilding company ASC has announced a major restructure of its operations as part of a drive to reduce maintenance costs and improve efficiencies.
16 June 2009
ASC welcomes new Chairman
Vice Admiral Chris Ritchie's appointment as Chairman of leading Australian naval defence company ASC has been warmly welcomed by outgoing Chairman Mr John Prescott AC.
9 May 2009
ASC welcomes AWD block preferred suppliers
ASC – shipbuilder for the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Program – congratulated the FORGACS group and NQEA Australia Pty Ltd on their selection as preferred suppliers of blocks for the AWD build program.
6 May 2009
ASC farewells Managing Director Greg Tunny
ASC Chairman Mr John Prescott AC has paid tribute to outgoing Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Greg Tunny, who resigned today.
2 May 2009
ASC welcomes Defence White Paper
Leading Australian naval shipbuilding and repair company ASC has welcomed the release of the Federal Government’s Defence White Paper today.
8 April 2009
ASC congratulates SA Government on completion of CUF milestones
Leading Australian naval defence company ASC has congratulated the South Australian Government on the completion of key milestones for the Techport Australia Common User Facility (CUF) at Osborne, South Australia.
27 February 2009
It’s business as usual at ASC
Following yesterday’s announcement by the Federal Government to not proceed with the sale of ASC, the company welcomes the end to the uncertainty which had surrounded this prospect.
11 February 2009
ASC's AWD apprentices come on board
Ten young South Australians have been given the employment opportunity of a lifetime after being selected as ASC's first apprentices for the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Program.
11 December 2008
HMAS Collins first submarine to win Platypus Cup twice
HMAS Collins has become the first submarine to win the prestigious Royal Australian Navy training award, the Platypus Cup, for a second time.
3 December 2008
ASC maintains profit
ASC Pty Ltd – the company responsible for maintaining and enhancing Australia’s Collins Class submarines and building the new Hobart Class air warfare destroyers (AWD) - today announced net earnings of $29.7 million – maintaining its profit from last financial year.
3 July 2008
Employment interest overwhelms ASC
Major Australian defence company ASC has had to schedule a second Careers Night to cope with overwhelming interest in its employment opportunities.
30 April 2008
ASC West - the future of submarine maintenance in WA
ASC has officially opened its new $35 million submarine support facility at Henderson, Western Australia.
7 March 2008
ASC begins construction of $100 million shipyard upgrade
Construction on the $100 million upgrade of ASC’s shipyard has had a groundbreaking – and building-breaking – start today.
31 January 2008
Project management skills receive a boost
A new postgraduate qualification to be offered from March by leading naval shipbuilder ASC will provide a welcome skills boost for the local defence industry.
30 January 2008
Deserved recognition for Australia's submarine community
ASC Managing Director Greg Tunny has praised the Royal Australian Navy's submarine community for its clean sweep of the Navy's annual fleet awards.
14 December 2007
HMAS Rankin wins Platypus Cup
Collins Class submarine HMAS Rankin has won the prestigious Royal Australian Navy award, the Platypus Cup.
26 October 2007
ASC leads Adelaide 'brain gain'
More than 50 of the best naval engineers and designers from around the world have joined ASC in the last two years in a major Adelaide ‘brain gain’.
17 October 2007
ASC records largest profit in 14 years
ASC, Australia’s only submarine designer/builder/maintainer and also shipbuilder for the Air Warfare Destroyer Program, today announced net earnings of $29.6 million – the company’s biggest profit in 14 years.
10 October 2007
ASC submarine upgrade awarded national Project of the Year
Leading naval defence company ASC Pty Ltd’s upgrade of Collins Class submarine HMAS Waller has been honoured as the national Project of the Year and Best Defence/Aerospace project.
4 October 2007
AWD contract heralds new era
Twenty years after signing a contract to build Australia’s fleet of Collins Class submarines, ASC Pty Ltd has today secured the agreement to construct Australia’s air warfare destroyers (AWDs).
17 September 2007
ASC dominates project management awards for HMAS Waller upgrade
ASC has dominated the Australian Intstitute of Project Management State awards, winning three - including the coveted Project of the Year.
7 September 2007
ASC welding company of the year
Leading naval defence company ASC has collected another honour: the Welding Technology Institute of Australia’s Company of the Year.
22 August 2007
CEO of Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance announced
The Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr John Gallacher as Chief Executive Officer.
1 August 2007
Uncovering submarines' secret sound
Keeping a 78-metre long, 3,000-tonne metal cylinder invisible is a real challenge – and it’s a job that ASC's Bill Wood thrives on.
10 July 2007
ASC pays tribute to General John Baker AC DSM
ASC Pty Ltd is saddened by the passing of General John Baker AC DSM.
2 July 2007
ASC targets future young skills
Young people in Adelaide’s southern suburbs today received a taste of the highly specialised trade skills needed by one of Australia’s leading defence organisations.
27 June 2007
Local firm selected to develop $100 million AWD shipyard
Shipbuilder ASC has awarded its first major contract for the Air Warfare Destroyer Program’s $100 million shipyard to South Australian firm Hansen Yuncken.
20 June 2007
ASC welcomes Government decision of Navantia ship design
ASC has welcomed the Federal Government's announcement of Navantia's 'Existing' design as its chosen platform for the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Program.
7 March 2007
ASC welcomes Spanish F100 air warfare destroyer
Close on two years after winning the role of shipbuilder for the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Program, ASC had the opportunity to welcome to Adelaide one of the ships it could be building.
15 December 2006
$35 million investment in WA submarine maintenance
Plans have been unveiled for construction of a $35 million submarine maintenance and upgrade facility at the Australian Marine Complex (AMC), Western Australia.
13 December 2006
HMAS Collins wins inaugural Platypus Cup
HMAS Collins, widely regarded as one of the best conventional submarines in the world, has won a prestigious new Royal Australian Navy award.
8 December 2006
ASC records $18.5 million profit
ASC Pty Ltd has reported a record annual profit of $18.5 million, the company’s annual report reveals.
20 November 2006
SA defence degree a national first
In an Australian first, a new defence Masters degree will give South Australian engineers an edge over their interstate counterparts.
7 November 2006
South Australian firms vie for $100 million shipyard contract
A $100 million South Australian shipyard development contract is up for grabs, with over 20 commercial, architectural and engineering firms vying for the project.
6 November 2006
$33 million boost to South Australia’s defence industry
A local South Australian submarine supplier will receive a $33 million revenue boost through a first-of-its-kind contract with Collins Class submarine builder and maintainer ASC Pty Ltd.
19 October 2006
ASC asks industry to step up for defence programs
With South Australia’s manufacturing sector feeling the pinch, ASC Pty Ltd is urging industry to get on board major defence programs.
28 August 2006
ASC helps master defence skills upgrade
ASC Pty Ltd has joined forces with the University of South Australia (UniSA) and other defence companies for a new course which will give local defence skills a much-needed boost.
8 June 2006
ASC celebrates 21 years
ASC Pty Ltd, formerly known as Australian Submarine Corporation, celebrated its 21st birthday last night with a cocktail party at the Adelaide Town Hall attended by 300 guests, including Federal and State parliamentarians, suppliers, management and staff of ASC.
2 February 2006
All systems go for Collins Class’ replacement combat system
After twelve months, ASC Pty Ltd has completed all platform modification design work required to support the installation of the Collins Class’ replacement combat system on HMAS Waller.
1 February 2006
Congratulations HMAS Sheean
ASC Pty Ltd congratulates the Royal Australian Navy’s submarine community, and the crew of HMAS Sheean, on its recent achievement of HMAS Sheean’s 2005 Gloucester Cup award.
31 January 2006
ASC supports new form of contracting
ASC Pty Ltd has reached agreement with its first supplier, specialist platform contractor Weir Strachan & Henshaw Australia (WSHA), to provide services entirely under its Collins Class submarines’ Through-Life Support (TLS) contract.
9 December 2005
Purchase of AEGIS Combat System for AWDs
Today’s announcement of the purchase of the AEGIS Combat System for Australia’s Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD) signifies fundamental progress toward the development of the shipbuilding project, according to Mr Greg Tunny, Managing Director of ASC Pty Ltd.
8 December 2005
ASC welcomes Chairman of the AWD Alliance Principals' Council
ASC Pty Ltd has welcomed today’s announcement of the appointment of Vice Admiral Chris Ritchie AO as the Chairman of the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Program’s Alliance Principals’ Council, which importantly completes the formation of the Council.
10 November 2005
ASC welcomes the AWD Systems Centre to Adelaide
Today’s announcement of South Australia as the home to the new headquarters of the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) project has been welcomed by ASC Pty Ltd (formerly Australian Submarine Corporation).
8 November 2005
ASC records $16 million profit
ASC Pty Ltd, formerly Australian Submarine Corporation, has recorded an annual profit of $16.2 million, the company’s annual report reveals.
2 November 2005
Inspiring SA’s next generation
Over 500 secondary South Australian students will take part in the Science@work program over the next 12 months with ASC Pty Ltd (formerly Australian Submarine Corporation) and the Investigator Science Centre.
29 September 2005
ASC reaps another Engineering Excellence Award
ASC has reaped another prestigious South Australian Engineering Excellence Award this year for its Transition to Designer project.
5 September 2005
ASC welcomes new General Manager of People Services
ASC Pty Ltd has today welcomed Mr Brian Archer as its new General Manager of People Service.
15 August 2005
ASC welcomes Gibbs & Cox
ASC Pty Ltd has welcomed the announcement that Gibbs & Cox has been selected as the preferred platform system designer for the Royal Australian Navy’s Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) project.
19 July 2005
ASC welcomes new Chief Financial Officer
ASC Pty Ltd has today welcomed Mr Vladimir Malcik as its new Chief Financial Officer.
24 June 2005
ASC signs $20 million contract
ASC (formerly Australian Submarine Corporation) has today signed a $20 million contract for the provision of its submarine training services to the Royal Australian Navy.
31 May 2005
ASC selected as shipbuilder for Australia's Air Warfare Destroyers
Today’s announcement of ASC as the preferred shipbuilder recognises ASC’s expertise, highly skilled personnel and proven track record in delivering highly complex naval platforms, such as the world-renowned Collins Class submarines.
5 May 2005
Professional development assured for all ASC staff
ASC Pty Ltd (formerly Australian Submarine Corporation) has today signed an agreement with Engineers Australia to ensure all ASC engineers become chartered professionals in their field.
28 April 2005
ASC and DSTO sign industry alliance agreement
The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and ASC Pty Ltd (formerly known as Australian Submarine Corporation) have signed an industry alliance agreement to improve submarine-related technology and innovation.
15 April 2005
ASC becomes warship design authority
ASC (formerly known as Australian Submarine Corporation) has been recognised as Australia’s only shipbuilder that is also a warship technical design authority through its latest designer scorecard.
31 March 2005
ASC partners with AIPM
ASC Pty Ltd (formerly known as Australian Submarine Corporation) and the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) have today signed a strategic agreement signifying a combined committed focus on professional project management within the Australian defence industry.
25 November 2004
ASC achieves for Australian Engineering Excellence
ASC has been awarded Australia’s highest engineering honour for its world-first refurbishment of the Collins Class submarine...
11 October 2004
ASC welcomes new Managing Director and CEO
Today ASC Pty Ltd welcomed Mr Greg Tunny as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer...
5 October 2004
A new force is surfacing
Australian Submarine Corporation is charting a new course...
4 August 2004
ASC appoints Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Australian Submarine Corporation’s Board of Directors has today announced the appointment of Mr Greg Tunny as Chief Executive Officer...
28 May 2004
ASC welcomes naval shipbuilding directives
Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) welcomed this afternoon the Government’s decisions relating to the future of Australia’s naval...
18 May 2004
ASC appoints CEO for surface shipbuilding
Australian Submarine Corporation’s Board of Directors has today announced the appointment of Mr John Gallacher as Chief Executive...
10 March 2004
ASC appoints Acting Chief Executive Officer
Australian Submarine Corporation’s Board of Directors has today announced the appointment of Mr Graeme Bulmer...
8 December 2003
ASC signs $3.5 billion contract
Australian Submarine Corporation and the Commonwealth have today signed a contract worth up to $3.5 billion over 25 years for the through life support of the Collins Class submarines.
16 October 2003
ASC secures $3.5 billion contract
Australian Submarine Corporation has been awarded a $3.5 billion contract over 25-years for the through life support of the Collins Class submarines.