Guided missile destroyer HMAS Hobart at the $A8b Osbourne Shipbuilding Precinct in South Australia

AUSTRALIAN Naval Infrastructure (ANI) is seeking the supply and installation of a security system as part of the $A525 million upgrade works being undertaken at Osborne Naval Shipbuilding Precinct (Surface Ships) Infrastructure Project in SA.

Lendlease’ South Australian Building Unit has been awarded the managing contractor role for the overall project, with delivery phase works scheduled to commence in Q2 2018 and be completed in 2020, with priority tendering and procurement to occur Q2 2018. The Osborne Naval Shipbuilding Project involves the construction of new facilities required to support the continuous build programmes for warships.

Civil and pavement works including a new car park, pedestrian bridge over Mersey Road and apron/transition area, new manufacturing workshops, including steel fabrication, block assembly and erection, blast and paint facilities, offices and amenities and upgrades and modernisation of existing maintenance workshops, testing and qualification centres and warehouses and a wharf extension.

The rapidly expanding Osborne Naval Shipbuilding Precinct currently consists of shipbuilding and submarine maintenance facilities which support ASC for the delivery of the Air Warfare Destroyers and maintenance of the Collins Class submarines.

There are common user shipbuilding facilities, including a 213-metre wharf, runway, dry berth, transfer system and the largest ship lift in the southern hemisphere; a commercial and education precinct, including the Naval Shipbuilding College – delivering the trade and technical skills required for future shipbuilding projects and the AWD Systems Centre – the national headquarters for the $8 billion project, as well as Raytheon Australia’s South Australian headquarters.

The precinct is located at Osborne, 25 kilometres north-west of Adelaide’s CBD, and is a 35-minute drive from Adelaide International Airport. It is also close to major national defence precincts Technology Park Adelaide and the Edinburgh Defence Precinct, home of RAAF Base Edinburgh and the Defence Science and Technology Group.

An industry briefing for the project will be held on Tuesday 6 March 2018 from 8am to 10am at Adelaide Pavillion, Veale Gardens, cnr South Terrace and Peacock Road, Adelaide. To attend please RSVP to ONSP@lendlease.com with number attending by no later than 1 March 2018.

The tender closes March 16.