Defence Contract Opportunity – Information Sessions
The Future Submarine Program will be the largest defence program ever undertaken by Australia. It is a capability development, of which the design, construction and sustainment will be of unprecedented scale and complexity, and will span decades.
To meet this challenge, the Australian Government has commenced a competitive evaluation process to select an international partner from the nations of France, Germany and Japan to design and build the next generation of submarines.
These partners as part of their submissions will seek to identify opportunities for the participation of Australian industry in this $50 billion program.
Thyssen-Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is a leading global designer and builder of conventional submarine and surface combatants. TKMS is one of a number of contenders responding to the Commonwealth’s Competitive Evaluation Process for the multi billion dollar ‘SEA 1000’ project.
A strong and cohesive supply chain is vital in establishing a sovereign and self reliant Future Submarine capability for Australia.
TKMS have an obligation and need to inform and advise all Australian industry about the opportunities available, and that doesn’t just mean city based companies. TKMS recognises there is substantial capability located in regional Australia that they wish to capture for the SEA 1000 project.
After conducting briefings to industry in all capital cities, briefings will be held throughout regional Queensland briefings in continuance of the TKMS engagement with regional Australian industry. This is an opportunity for Australian companies to be informed on the TKMS approach to establishing this supply chain.
The Fraser Coast – and Maryborough in particular, has a strong history of providing materiel capability to the Australian Defence Force. Briefings for Fraser Coast industry will be incorporated into the Wide Bay briefing, to be held in Gin Gin on November 24.
For more information contact Rhiannon Linfoot, Senior Projects Officer on 4191 2600 or email [email protected].
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