KBR to Support Naval Group in Future Submarine Yard Design
Naval Group has signed a design services subcontract (DSSC) with KBR to assist with the concept design of the Future Submarine construction yard at the Osborne Naval Shipbuilding precinct in South Australia.
The submarine construction yard concept design will include the facilities and infrastructure required to construct a fleet of twelve regionally superior Future Submarines for the Royal Australian Navy.
Through the DSSC, KBR will support Naval Group to deliver the concept design for the Future Submarine yard to the Commonwealth of Australia in July 2018, the company explained.
“We will be utilizing Naval Group’s extensive experience building and maintaining nuclear and conventional submarines for the French, Brazilian, Malaysian, Indian and Chilean navies to ensure that the facility is appropriately equipped to build Australia’s Future Submarine fleet,” said Brent Clark, Interim CEO, Naval Group Australia.
A team of KBR and Naval Group Australia engineers has undertaken design workshops within Australia and France in February 2018 to inform the concept design and facilitate knowledge transfer.
“KBR is excited to be providing our expertise to Naval Group for this nationally significant project that will deliver a world-class future submarine facility, a significant component of the infrastructure enabler of Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding Plan,” said Greg Conlon, KBR president Asia Pacific.
“We anticipate this contract will employee around 100 South Australians and we look forward to working with Naval Group and the Australian Government to maximize opportunities for local industry,” added Conlon.