A self-funded initiative, the construction serves to prove that Civmec has the expertise and capabilities to play a part in the construction of Australia’s future naval submarine fleet.
Civmec Executive Chairman Jim Fitzgerald said the work shows that Civmec has the appropriate skills and can meet the fine tolerances required for building submarines.
“We’ve never done anything like this before, so to get into the business if we build a section of the submarine at our cost, we can demonstrate to everybody that we have the ability,” he said.
The hull section was designed in Germany by TKMS before the plans were digitally transmitted to Civmec for the construction phase.
To read more, please click here for the TKMS press release on the project.