Luerssen and partners OPV briefing - Cairns

Queensland industry is invited to a briefing to assist businesses participate in a new era in Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry.

International shipbuilder Luerssen, its partners ASC and Forgacs/Civmec and major subcontractors L3 Australia, Penske and SAAB Australia will outline the business opportunities for Australian industry resulting from the unique Luerssen approach to the Sea 1180 offshore patrol vessel (OPV) construction program.

Based on its extensive experience in life cycle support of naval vessels Luerssen will also address the specific longer-term opportunities for local businesses.

Luerssen is now preparing to build its Australian industry team. Luerssen is looking to form long term partnerships to build Australia’s OPVs and for further projects.

Places are limited - to attend please register at

This event is supported by the Queensland Department of State Development.

If selected by the Commonwealth for the Sea 1180 program, Luerssen will be the designer and prime contractor for the entire program and will subcontract the construction work of the vessels to its Australian partners ASC and Forgacs. Fully supported by Luerssen, ASC and Forgacs will not only be executing the construction and completion work, but will also subcontract a large proportion of supplies and works to local industry.

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