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ASC Calls for Bidders for A$100M 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.

In ASC’s biggest infrastructure program since the establishment of the Osborne Collins Class submarine facility, the new shipyard development will become ASC’s construction and consolidation site for Australia’s multi-billion Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Program.

To be located adjacent to Techport Australia’s Common User Facility in Osborne, the development will include dedicated AWD production facilities, new office accommodation for 400 employees, a wharf support building with office space and workshops, and a significant upgrade of existing facilities.

John Gallacher, Chief Executive Officer of ASC Shipbuilding, said major civil works to support the facility can be likened to airport runway designs.

“Our shipyard production facilities and infrastructure will need to be capable of handling and transporting ship components weighing up to 1,200 tonnes each – this is no common development project,” he said.

“Given the unique diversity of the infrastructure required, plus the opportunity to work in an alliance with ASC to master plan, design and ultimately construct the shipyard, there’s no surprise South Australian industry has generated so much momentum for this massive project.”

Expressions of Interest for managing contractors for the AWD infrastructure close at 2.00pm, 24 November 2006.


SHIPYARD DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT:

- Design and construction of AWD shipyard valued around $100 million.

- Managing contractor will work in an alliance with ASC to develop the infrastructure master plan, design and manage the entire construction.

- Major deliverables include: dedicated AWD production facilities, office accommodations for 400 people, wharf support building with office space and workshops, an upgrade of existing facilities and civil works associated with supporting up to 1,200 tonnes.

- Currently seeking Expressions of Interest; project will go to tender in January 2007.

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South Australian Firms Vie for $100 Million Shipyard Contract