ASC Pty Ltd
ASC is Australia’s sovereign submarine company, as the maintainer and design authority for the Collins Class submarine fleet and Australia’s only builder of complex steel-hulled warships, as the shipbuilder for the AWD, OPV & Future Frigate programs
ASC is Australia’s sovereign naval shipbuilding and submarine platform company.
With more than 2,200 skilled and experienced employees across three facilities in South Australia and Western Australia, ASC is Australia’s only submarine sustainment and major steel-hulled warship builder, with the nation’s leading naval platform engineering, skilled trade and program management resources.
Initially established in 1985 at Osborne, South Australia, ASC was subsequently chosen in 1987 as the prime contractor for the design, manufacture and delivery of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) ﬂeet of six Collins Class submarines. At the conclusion of the Collins Class submarine build program in 2003, ASC commenced a contract for the ongoing repair, maintenance and design upgrades of the submarines’ through-life support. This work is undertaken at the Government-owned submarine facility at Osborne, South Australia and at ASC West at Henderson, Western Australia. ASC also provides submariner training services to the RAN at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia and is the largest industry provider of personnel into the Commonwealth’s Future Submarine program office.
In 2005, ASC was named as shipbuilder for the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) and subsequently signed the Alliance Based Target Incentive Agreement (ABTIA) in 2007. Since 2010, ASC and its AWD Alliance partners have been building and integrating the three AWDs at the Government’s shipbuilding facility at Osborne, South Australia. The first AWD, HMAS Hobart, was delivered in 2017, providing the RAN with its most advanced and complex warship capability. The second AWD, Brisbane, is to be delivered in 2018, and the third, Sydney, in 2019.
In 2017 ASC Shipbuilding was named as the South Australian shipbuilder for the lead and second Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). ASC will soon enter into a contract with the OPV designer Lürssen Defence of Germany for the construction of these vessels, with production expected to commence in late 2018.
In June 2018 ASC Shipbuilding was also named as the shipbuilder of the Hunter Class Future Frigates as part of the BAE Systems Group.
ASC remains committed to supporting the Australian Defence Force by maintaining open lines of communication with our customer, understanding our customer’s expectations and priorities, implementing productivity and efficiency improvements, and striving to deliver the best results for Defence.
20 Nautical Drive, Henderson
Western Australia 6166
Telephone: 61 8 9410 4100
Facsimilie: 61 8 9410 4340
640 Mersey Road North
Osborne SA 5017
Telephone: 61 8 7423 4000
Facsimilie: 61 8 7423 4090
ASC Pty Ltd maintains certification to ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015 and AS/NZS4801:2001
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer: Stuart Whiley
Acting Chief Executive Officer ASC Shipbuilding: Jim Cuthill