ASC Pty Ltd
ASC is Australia’s sovereign submarine company. The maintainer & design authority for the Collins Class submarine fleet & Australia’s only builder of complex steel-hulled warships, as the shipbuilder for the Hobart Class AWDs & Arafura Class OPVs.
ASC is Australia’s sovereign naval shipbuilding and submarine platform company.
With more than 1,300 employees at 2 facilities in South Australia and Western Australia, ASC has naval engineering, design, construction, maintenance and project management resources unparalleled within Australia’s defence industry.
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 6 Collins Class submarines (CCSM). At the conclusion of the CCSM build program in 2003, ASC commenced a contract for the ongoing repair, maintenance and design upgrades of the submarines’ through-life support.
ASC is performing at above-international-benchmarks for submarine availability, as part of the Australian Submarine Enterprise, including the RAN and the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
ASC undertakes this work at the Osborne submarine deep maintenance facility in South Australia and at ASC West, in 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) Alliance 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. The second AWD, Brisbane, was delivered in 2018, and the third, Sydney, is due for delivery in 2020.
In 2017 ASC was named as the South Australian shipbuilder for the lead and second Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). ASC entered a contract with prime contractor, and designer Lürssen of Germany for the construction of these vessels and achieved keel laying of the lead vessel, the future HMAS Arafura, in May 2019.
In June 2018 ASC Shipbuilding was also announced as the shipbuilder of the Hunter Class Frigates, and following structural separation of ASC Shipbuilding from ASC in December 2018, became a subsidiary of BAE Systems Australia.
ASC retains responsibility for the delivery of the AWD and OPV Programs, utilising a contract workforce from ASC Shipbuilding.
ASC supports 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
ASC Pty Ltd maintains certification to ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015 and AS/NZS4801:2001
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director: Stuart Whiley