Navantia Australia to Partner with Hofmann Engineering for F-5000 Future Frigate

4 April 2018

Navantia Australia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Australian company Hofmann Engineering for the future frigate program. Hofmann Engineering is a premiere West Australian provider of engineering solutions and full turn-key tooling services with a wide technical and commercial presence in Australia.

“We are extremely proud to be able to work with such a renowned Australian company,” said Navantia Australia Chairman Warren King.  “Hofmann Engineering will bring strong capability and experience to the continuous naval shipbuilding program and we look forward to working with them to further build Australia’s sovereign capability.”

The MoU is for the joint development and secure provision of the propeller, main reduction gear and propulsion shafting for Navantia Australia’s F-5000 future frigate proposal.

“We are excited to work with one of the world’s largest warship builders,” said Erich Hofmann, Managing Director of Hofmann Engineering. “The opportunity to work with Navantia Australia to bring technologies to Australia and develop them locally is a significant step forward for the development of a local sovereign industry.”

Hofmann Engineering has worked with the Royal Australian Navy since 1988, producing machined components, system components, propeller shafts, generator rebuilds and gearbox repairs, along with many other capabilities.

Navantia Australia has identified over 300 Australian companies which have the capability to contribute to the future frigate program. Building on the success of the Hobart Class destroyers, Navantia Australia is committed to establishing a sovereign naval shipbuilding capability in Australia.

About Hofmann Engineering:

Since 1969 Hofmann Engineering has been a leader in world class precision engineering providing specialist engineering services and solutions to support the Defence industry. Our key capabilities are various and range from gear manufacture, precision & heavy machining to Defence and Aerospace projects. By offering these services it provides a complete end-to-end solution for our clients.

About Navantia Australia

Navantia Australia’s roots date back hundreds of years. Since 2006 we have been Australia’s shipbuilding partner. At Navantia Australia, we are committed to growing our local workforce and links to the Australian supply chain to best support the growth of a truly Australian shipbuilding industry.