The pace of preparations for manufacturing the Attack class submarines is picking up with Naval Group Australia releasing $1 million in new opportunities for local suppliers of manufactured and ready-made items for inclusion in the submarines.
Released through the Industry Capability Network’s Naval Group portal, the opportunities include 27 separate work packages that comprise 39 items required by the submarine program.
Items required include parts that may already be produced by suppliers themselves, as well as opportunities to work with Naval Group on the manufacture of unique components which have been designed specifically for the Attack class submarine project.
Following a sourcing process, companies may be requested to provide supply samples to be submitted for a qualification and testing process before possible inclusion in the Attack Class.
Opportunities include various technologies for electrical and fluidic systems, valves, filters and rupture discs through to designed equipment.
More than 2,000 local businesses already registered with the ICN’s Naval Group portal.
Executive VP for the submarine program Lilian Brayle said: “With this new $1 million suite of work packages, we are seeking to build business relationships in the growing national supply chain which can be sustained over our long-term project.”
Naval Group Australia has already announced more than $1 billion in opportunities including a $900 million local manufacturing package for the delivery of 23 complex items of submarine machinery and a $100 million expressions of interest to supply tools and equipment to fit-out the new submarine construction yard at Osborne.
Picture: Work underway at Osborne submarine construction yard
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