Osborne Naval Shipyard
Project at a glance
A Government Business Enterprise, Australian Naval Infrastructure (ANI) Pty Ltd is the owner, manager and developer of the Osborne Naval Shipyard (ONS).
As a key enabler of the Federal Government’s National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise (NNSE), extensive expansion and modernisation of the ONS into a world-class, fully integrated shipbuilding hub for existing and future naval shipbuilding programs has been implemented by ANI. The NNSE sets out the strategic approach to building a long-term, sustainable naval shipbuilding and sustainment capability in Australia.
Since acquiring the ONS, the shipyard has expanded to more than 110 hectares, making it the largest naval shipyard in Australia.
The first expansion project, developed by ANI in collaboration with managing contractor, Lendlease and other partner consultants and contractors, was the $535m greenfields Osborne South Development Project (OSDP). A modern, state-of-the-art shipbuilding yard fitted with the latest in systems and equipment, this yard enables end-to-end Steel in…. Ships Out capability for the first time at the ONS.
The OSDP is now complete and has been handed over to tenant, BAE Systems Maritime Australia, who has commenced prototyping for the construction of the nine Hunter Class Frigates that form part of the NNSE.
The next stage of development for the southern yards at ONS is the modernisation of the brownfields Osborne South yard. The first building refurbished and repurposed into a pipe workshop was completed in 2021, and planning is underway for other upgrades across Osborne South.
Following the announcement of the AUKUS agreement, development of the Osborne North greenfield site was put on hold awaiting outcomes from the Nuclear-Powered Submarine Taskforce (NPST). ANI is now a member of the NPST Infrastructure Committee tasked with ascertaining the infrastructure now needed for the construction of nuclear-powered submarines.
A key driver in the expansion and modernisation of Osborne South was to enable the concurrent construction of two vessels up to destroyer size, and all new facilities were built to facilitate this.
The Common User Facility (CUF) provides critical infrastructure to support naval shipbuilding and commercial users, including the largest shiplift in the southern hemisphere – a 156m long x 34m wide Syncrolift with a lifting capacity of more than 14,000t.
To further enable the shipyard’s ability to accommodate two destroyer-sized vessels and the shipbuilding programs intended for construction at the ONS, several projects in the CUF and surrounding areas are planned or underway. These include dry berth and wharf extensions, carparking, a new transfer corridor, integrated shipyard security, and shiplift modifications which will increase the lifting capacity of the shiplift.
Whilst ANI has engaged managing contractors to undertake a large portion of the Osborne North and South Development Project, there are various expansion and modernisation works being managed and procured directly by ANI’s Project Team. Work packages for many of these projects will be procured via the ICN.
ANI’s Operations Team is also responsible for the supply of goods and services required to ensure the efficient and effective operation and management of the ONS, including the operation of the ship lift, common user facility, equipment maintenance, shipyard security, and the supply of parts and consumables required for these facilities.
It is for the procurement of such projects and operational requirements that the ONS ICN portal is intended.
ANI looks forward to engaging with you on the supply of goods and services for the expansion, modernisation, and operation of the Osborne Naval Shipyard. For future work opportunities, please visit this ICN portal regularly and ensure you have notifications in place for this page (Osborne Naval Shipyard) and our contract partners ICN pages:
- Osborne Naval Shipyard - ONS.icn.org.au
- BAE Systems Maritime Australia (Hunter-Class Frigate Program) - BAE Systems Hunter Class Frigate Program (icn.org.au)
- ASC Pty Ltd (Collins-Class Submarines) - ASC Pty Ltd - Supplier, Capability and Innovation Portal (icn.org.au)
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