Civmec together with Luerssen has agreed to form a new company, Australian Maritime Shipbuilding and Export Group (AMSEG). It will combine Civmec’s steel manufacturing capability and infrastructure with the shipbuilding and design expertise of Luerssen, to develop a new world class sovereign shipbuilding capability, based in Henderson, Western Australia.
It is intended that AMSEG will serve as a subcontractor to Luerssen in the delivery of the SEA1180 offshore patrol vessel (OPV) program. The terms and conditions of the existing contract that Civmec has already been awarded for work on the OPV program will be modified to integrate AMSEG into the management of the program. The outcome of the formation of AMSEG and modification to Civmec’s existing contract will be that Civmec will ultimately perform a larger scope of work on the OPV program.
Using the SEA1180 contract as a catalyst, AMSEG will invest in skills and transfer of knowledge to local subcontractors and suppliers, contributing to building a competitive Australian shipbuilding industry and supply chain that can export to the global naval market.
The new company is currently establishing its highly experienced management team and will be chaired by former Chief of the Royal Australian Navy and former Chairman of major shipbuilder ASC Shipbuilding, Vice Admiral (ret) Chris Ritchie.
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