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AUSTAL ANNOUNCES QUEENSLAND SHIPYARD CAPABILITES

AUSTAL ANNOUNCES QUEENSLAND SHIPYARD CAPABILITES

Thursday, May 20, 2021 

Austal Australia has announced that the expanded Cairns and Brisbane shipyards, acquired from BSE Solutions in 2020, are now fully operational and ready to service and support small and medium sized vessels operating in Australian waters and beyond.

Head of Queensland Shipyards Phil Growden said: “Austal Cairns has the Pacific region’s largest mobile boat hoist, with a 1,120t lifting capacity that is ideal for servicing a wide variety of superyachts, commercial ships and patrol boats up to 60m in length. Our shipyard in Brisbane is one of the largest on the east coast of Australia and includes a 2,500t rail slipway capable of servicing ships up to 100m in length and 22m beam. Together, our Queensland shipyards offer great capability to deliver quality-assured maintenance, repairs and refit services to private and commercial vessel owners and operators.”

Austal Queensland’s Cairns shipyard boasts more than 200m of fitting out berths (including 80m of floating wharf space) and a 1,200t slipway. The shipyard includes two 1,120t and two 600t hardstands and two mobile cranes (20t and 70t). A full range of engineering support services and facilities are available in Cairns, delivered by technicians following ISO 9001:2015 quality assurance systems, certified to DNV and LR standards. Services available include vessel contract maintenance, engineering design, machining and repairs, hydraulics management, welding and fabrication, electrical systems maintenance and repairs, marine plumbing, refrigeration and air-conditioning maintenance, painting and blasting, interior refits repairs and maintenance, regulatory compliance testing and audits.

The Cairns shipyard has a long history of servicing defence, commercial and private vessels (superyachts) repairing over 3,000 vessels since 1970; engaging hundreds of local Queensland-based suppliers and businesses to ensure vessels maintain their operational profile and availability.

Austal’s Brisbane shipyard includes fully equipped, on-site fabrication and engineering workshops that can undertake any kind of vessel maintenance, repairs or refit, with a skilled team that has completed over 500 dockings over the past 30 years. Austal Brisbane is suitable for a wide variety of vessel servicing; including (class approved) hull and structural repairs, surface preparation and application of protective coatings,  vessel contract, engineering design, machining and repairs, hydraulics management, welding and fabrication, electrical systems maintenance and repairs, marine plumbing, refrigeration and air-conditioning maintenance, painting and blasting, interior refits repairs and maintenance, regulatory compliance testing and audits. Aligning with Austal’s network of service centres around Australia, the Brisbane Shipyard holds ISO 9001:2015 quality assurance systems certification, to DNV and LR standards.

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