Australia has confirmed which naval ship repair industries will be eligible to bid for long-term contracts for the repair and maintenance of the Australian Navy’s major fleet units.

Minister for Defence Materiel and Science Greg Combet said the move would provide industry and the navy with greater certainty and stability in the repair and maintenance of the navy’s major fleet units through the use of long-term, performance-based contracts.

ASP Ship Management, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Babcock, Forgacs / Teekay, Thales, and DMS Maritime / Transfield have been shortlisted to bid for the repair and maintenance of navy ships which include HMAS Success, HMAS Manoora, HMAS Kanimbla and HMAS Tobruk.

Companies that were selected to upgrade four Adelaide Class and eight Anzac Class frigates include BAE Systems, KBR / Rolls-Royce, Thales and DMS Maritime / Transfield.

For the group comprising the eight Anzac Class frigates, BAE Systems, Babcock / UGL Infrastructure, Thales and DMS Maritime / Transfield were selected.