Embarking on the company’s 4th decade in FY2020, Austal continues to design and develop innovative new products and services, shipbuilding and sustainment processes and value-adding technologies that help both defence and commercial operators protect and transport people around the world.
Delivering 9 major new vessels worldwide over FY2020 and receiving orders for a further 10 vessels, Austal is building upon a portfolio of success that exceeds 340 vessels contracted to 121 operators in 59 countries.
Austal’s evolution from the world’s largest aluminium shipbuilder to an advanced maritime technology company with capability to manufacture vessels in both aluminium and steel, in multiple locations around the world, has begun.
Further extending Austal’s steel manufacturing capability, developed through the ongoing delivery of the 21 vessel Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (PPBR) Project in Western Australia, Austal USA is investing in additional, ‘future-ready’ infrastructure to provide capacity for steel naval vessel construction at the Mobile, Alabama shipyard.
In the Philippines, Austal is constructing the largest (by volume) high speed aluminium ferry ever constructed by the company, in its 33 year history. Austal Vietnam continues to expand capability and its reputation for high quality vessel construction following the successful delivery of its first vessel in 2020, a 94 metre high speed catamaran for Trinidad and Tobago.
Adding to the company’s 7 shipyards in 5 countries, Austal’s capabilities include a growing sustainment portfolio that offers in-service support to both commercial and defence operators around the world; backed by proven technology including the growing MARINELINK suite of products that is helping operators achieve new levels of efficiency and customer satisfaction.
As new commercial and defence shipbuilding opportunities emerge from this challenging time in world history, Austal is well positioned with the skills and expertise, the drive and the vision; with the best people, infrastructure and technology to continue delivering the world’s best ships and support.
Chief Executive Officer