PMB Defence (PMB) has won a contract to supply submarine batteries to the Canadian Government for its Victoria Class submarines.
The Adelaide manufacturer, formerly known as Pacific Marine Batteries, will manufacture the lead-acid battery systems at its state-of-the art production, research and development and engineering facilities adjacent to the Osborne Naval Shipyard.
Built in 2020, the facility is designed for the primary role of manufacturing the Main Storage Battery (MSB) systems and sustainment of tier 1 submarines, including Australia’s Collins class boats.
PMB Defence’ CEO Stephen Faulkner said: “The contract with Canada builds on the capability grown from the Collins Class Submarine programme in Australia and various new technology programmes we have with other international customers.
“This work further endorses our strategic objective to be the world’s most credible designer and supplier of submarine battery systems.”
The Royal Canadian Navy operates four Victoria Class conventional submarines which have been active in the service since 2003.
Faulkner said: “The Canada contract further demonstrates the trust in PMB’s world-class capabilities by an allied country.”
In June PMB purchased the EnerSys’ submarine battery business, which together with the new factory has turned it into an internationally oriented manufacturing business.
Picture: PMB Defence
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