South Australia has won a shipbuilding trifecta that will secure jobs now and create thousands more for our children and grandchildren.
Today’s announcement from the Federal Coalition Government that 12 submarines will be built in Adelaide in partnership with French builder DCNS builds on previous commitments to build Offshore Patrol Vessels and Future Frigates.
“The construction of these three Navy vessels has well and truly cemented Adelaide as the shipbuilding capital of Australia,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall.
“Today’s subs announcement is fantastic news for South Australia given that we are facing a number of economic challenges and have the highest unemployment rate in the nation.
“South Australia’s ASC shipyards will now have a continuous build, securing thousands of jobs and creating many more, and pumping billions of dollars into the South Australian economy.
“I would like to congratulate DCNS on their successful bid, and thank the German and Japanese bidders.
“I visited the DCNS shipyards in Cherbourg, France in July last year and was impressed with their skills and knowledge, which they will now transfer to our workforce.”