Opportunities for WA Companies on Future Frigate Navantia Australia selects Perth for the first of its Australian industry engagement forums
24th Feb 2017
Opportunities for WA Companies on Future Frigate Navantia Australia selects Perth for the first of its Australian industry engagement forums Perth, 23 February 2017. Navantia Australia will today host representatives from Western Australian businesses at the first of its Future Frigate industry engagement forums.
Attendees at the Technology Park Function Centre will receive briefings on opportunities for Australian industry to participate in Navantia Australia’s offering in areas as diverse as steel bulkheads, propulsion units and electronic systems.
“West Australian industry has a range of strong naval capabilities which can provide excellent solutions as part of Navantia’s plan for growth in Australia,” said Francisco Barón, Managing Director of Navantia Australia.
“Australian industry has a strong track record on naval programs such as the Navantia-designed Air Warfare Destroyer. We see opportunities for companies from Western Australia to have a strong participation not only in upcoming Australian programs, but also in ships provided by Navantia to customers around the world.”
The over 100 people currently employed by Navantia Australia operate out of four facilities around the country, with plans to open a Western Australian facility by 2018.
Navantia is currently participating in the Competitive Evaluation Process for the Future Frigate Program, and is seeking interested Australian companies to participate in the design and construction of Australia's next generation of naval vessels.
Navantia will be holding industry days throughout February, March and April, and invites all interested companies to register their interest through www.navantiasea5000.icn.org.au.
Navantia will be holding industry days in:
Perth, WA - Thursday 23 February 2017
Melbourne, VIC - Wednesday 15 March 2017
Adelaide, SA - Monday 20 March 2017
Sydney, NSW - Friday 24 March 2017
Brisbane, Qld - Thursday 27 April 2017