101m Theatre Support Vessel - 'Westpac Express' for the United States Marine Corps

Case Studies

Australian Border Force : Awarded 2011

As part of the contract to design, construct and support eight (8) Cape Class Patrol Boats, Austal is providing through-life support services to the Australian Border Force fleet, operating around Australia’s coastline. Services are provided at Austal’s support centres located in Henderson in Western Australia, Darwin in the Northern Territory and Cairns in Queensland.

Armed Forces of Malta: Awarded 2009

Austal contracted to provide in-country warranty support for four inshore patrol vessels for a period of 12 months. Contract includes supply of scheduled maintenance spares, procurement support and main equipment spares.

Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard: Awarded 2008

Five year comprehensive maintenance and support services program, including scheduled planned and preventative maintenance support, unscheduled maintenance, management and performance of annual surveys and maintenance periods as well as shore-based engineering support.

Contract included training programme including familiarisation of vessel operation, ship based engineer training as well as maintenance training for shore-based support personnel.

Royal Australian Navy (Armidale Class Patrol Boats) Awarded: 2005

As part of the fourteen (14) vessel contract to design and construct the 56m Armidale Class Patrol Boat (ACPB) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Austal Australia is providing through-life sustainment and support services to the fleet, through vessel service centres located in Henderson, Western Australia, Darwin in the  Northern Territory and Cairns in Queensland. Specialist engineering teams located in each centre provide 24/7 support to the RAN’s fleet, operating throughout Australia’s waters.

US Navy (WestPac Express): Awarded 2001

The US Navy’s Military Sealift Command has further extended a charter contract (first awarded in 2001) with Austal Australia for the provision of WestPac Express, a high-speed theatre support vessel, for the rapid deployment of US Marines and their equipment in the Western Pacific region. Austal manages the charter operation, including in-service support, systems management services and integrated logistics support for the vessel - which has achieved in excess of 99% technical availability since 2001.