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Austal designs and builds frigate sized, multi-mission surface combatants, high speed military transport vessels and a range of patrol boats for customers worldwide.Why was the shipment of Chinese aluminium delayed?
A company spokesperson said "the aluminium had been independently certified by a globally accredited certification company prior to arriving at Austal". "A random spot check subsequently conducted by Austal indicated that it did not meet Austal's quality requirements," the Austal spokesperson added.What kind of services does Austal Shipbuilding offer?
Complementing Austal’s capabilities in shipbuilding is the company’s expertise in the development and integration of advanced vessel control and information management systems, such as Ride Control and Marine Link. Austal offers a variety of support such as Service Centers, Spare Parts, Training, Brokerage and Consultancy Services.Why was the launch of the new Austal fleet delayed?
The ABC can now reveal the launch date for the new fleet has been delayed after a "quality issue" was detected in a batch of aluminium sourced from China. A company spokesperson said "the aluminium had been independently certified by a globally accredited certification company prior to arriving at Austal".