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Three Cape Class Patrl Boats at Austal Australia's shipyard in Henderson, WA

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Production and Service Capabilities

Austal Australia’s Henderson shipbuilding and service facilities comprise:

Austal Australia's shipyard in Henderson, WA with one 70m Large Crew Transfer Vessel, one 72m High Speed Support Vessel and one 58m Cape Class Patrol Boat alongside

Land Area

78,344m²

Office Area

2,055m²

Building Halls

Bay 3

93.0m long x 21.0m wide x 14.9m high

Bay 4

95.0m long x 30.0m wide x 21.8m high

Bay 5

99.0m long x 35.0m wide x 21.8m high

Bay 6

99.0m long x 23.0m wide x 14.9m high

Slipway

2,000 tonnes

Commissioning Berth

290m

Pre-Fabrication Space

4,320m²

CNC Equipment

ART 10000SX (Router) - 2.5m x 10m

ART 19000SX (Router) - 2.5m x 19m

FOM Industrie Blitz 50 (Double Saw)

FOM Industrie Argo 70 RM (Machining Centre)

Transfluid DB2090-3A (Pipe Bender)

YCM GT-250MA (Turning Centre)

Cranage

2 x 5.0 tonne gantry

5 x 3.0 tonne gantry

30 x 3.2 tonne monorail

Austal Australia’s production process comprises four disciplines:

  1. Fabrication Department
  2. Fitout Department
  3. Engineering Department
  4. Electrical Department

Fabrication Department

  • Aluminum, Mild steel and stainless fabrication/welding capability.
  • GL/DNV certified workshop. Coded welders, approved weld procedures and process that meet all the high demands of Classification Societies and ISO accreditation.
  • A modern Safe and efficient plate shop for processing plate and extrusion.
    • 2 x ART CNC routers with double beds. Capable of cutting 3 – 50mm aluminium plate at 4 metres per minute.
    • FOM ARGO CNC multi tool, multi axis mill for profiling aluminium extrusion.
    • FOM BLITZ CNC double head sawing machine with 500mm blade and electronic cutting angle control.
    • 200t Brake Press with 4m bed.
    • 3.1m bed Guillotine capable of cutting 10mm aluminium.
  • Small parts workshop specialised in manufacture of components such as sea chests, ride control housings, stairs (steel and Ali), Handrails S/Steel and Ali and HVAC components.
  • Ship repair capability.

Fitout Department

Capability to manufacture and/or fit in house.

  • 1160 M2 of Fitout workshop with a full array of machinery.
  • CNC 3 axis vacuum bed router with nesting capabilities.
  • ISO9001 Quality management system.
  • 3D design capabilities, online virtual walkthroughs.
  • Specialising in lightweight honeycomb furniture manufacture to IMO & Solas requirements.
  • Full range of aluminium extrusions for interior outfit.
  • Manufacture Outfit flat pack furniture – ready for offsite installation.
  • Manufacture of C-Class smoke proof lightweight Interior doors.
  • Interior Bulkhead Linings & Furniture setout installation to IMO & Solas requirements.
  • Deck covering installation to IMO & Solas requirements – Feature flooring, wet area vinyl and Carpet installation.
  • Ceiling installation to IMO & Solas requirements – Suspended Tile and  Linear panel systems to Feature Barrisol stretched ceilings

Engineering Department

  • Machine shop with manual and CNC lathes and milling machines.
  • Spool shop c/w CNC and manual pipe-benders, capable of manufacturing and testing pipe spools and components.
  • Coded pipe-welders (T.I.G.).
  • DNV certified Hydraulic hose shop with hose assembly and testing capabilities.
  • Laser alignment of main engines, gearboxes, water jets and shafting.
  • Installation, testing and commissioning of all piping systems on-board vessels, including fuel, hydraulics, firemains, sprinkler/drencher, co2, watermist, domestics/plumbing and air conditioning/refrigeration.
  • Manufacture and testing of a/c plants and air handling units.

Electrical Department

  • Installation and commissioning of AC and DC electrical systems.
  • Installation and commissioning of control and automation systems.
  • Installation and commissioning of power management systems.
  • Installation and certification of network systems.
  • Electrical service and maintenance on marine vessels.
  • AC and DC distribution switchboard manufacture to class specification.
  • Control and automation switchboard manufacture to class specification.