In 2016 Navantia was awarded the contract to build two replenishment ships. These ships will replace existing vessels HMAS Success and HMAS Sirius.
The Auxillary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships will provide operational support to the Navy’s fleet by providing fuel, ammunition and stores.
In June 2017, Navantia cut steel on the two vessels. Australian industry is playing a key role in the build of the AORs with a minimum $120 million of investment into Australian products, skills and expertise. As part of this, 4,500 tonnes of steel has been sourced from BlueScope.
The contract to build these vessels was awarded in 2016 with the first ship to be delivered in 2019 and the second in 2020.