Our History Building Australian Naval Capability
Navantia has been represented in Australia since 2000 and working here since 2006. Since that time we have grown our footprint and our local workforce. We are now located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT. In 2018 Navantia Australia will open another centre in Western Australia.
Navantia’s productive partnership with the Royal Australian Navy began with the contracts to design the Hobart Class guided missile destroyers (DDG); and continued with the design and co-manufacture of the Canberra Class amphibious assault ships (LHD), the construction of twelve LHD landing craft (LLC), and the recent contract to build and maintain two Combat Support Ships (AOR).
Since being contracted in 2015 to deliver shipyard management services in support of the Hobart Class build, we have met all budget and schedule milestones. This has strengthened our collaboration with the Commonwealth and provides a sound platform to support future Royal Australia Navy programmes.
Navantia Australia has been shortlisted for the SEA 5000 programme to build the 9 future frigates, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with the Commonwealth to support the development of Royal Australia Navy capability.
- Canberra – Corporate Office
- Adelaide – Design and Operations Centre, Mawson Lakes; and Shipyard Management Services, Osborne
- Sydney – Sustainment Centre
- Melbourne – Naval Engineering Centre
- Perth – Sustainment Centre