$20 million work announced for equipment suppliers to Attack Class submarine build

A Victorian and a NSW-based company have been announced as the first Australian partners on major equipment design contracts for the new fleet of submarines.

Defence industry minister Melissa Price announced on Thursday that H&H Machine Tools of Melbourne and Berendsen Fluid Power of Seven Hills had been selected for work “estimated at $20 million, supporting more Aussie jobs and opportunities for small business.”

The two firms will partner with Pinette Emidecau Industries and Starrag Group Holding to “become the design authority and manage the local manufacture of medium capacity presses and a large-capacity milling machine.”

The work is in support of the 12-vessel, $50 billion future submarine project, led by France’s Naval Group.

The news follows the announcement earlier in the week of Babcock’s selection to supply the Weapon Discharge System (WDS) on the submarines, which will be built in Adelaide.

Picture: Naval Group

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