ST Marine to Convert Australian Warship to Double Hull

13 October 2010 (Last Updated October 13th, 2010 18:30)

Singapore Technologies Marine has been selected as the preferred tenderer for converting the Royal Australian Navy warship, HMAS Success, to double-hull configuration. The double hulling of the warship is to meet International Maritime Organisation standards for environmental protection

Singapore Technologies Marine has been selected as the preferred tenderer for converting the Royal Australian Navy warship, HMAS Success, to double-hull configuration.

The double hulling of the warship is to meet International Maritime Organisation standards for environmental protection against oil spills.

The Australian Department of Defence allocated A$79m for ship repair and maintenance in 2010, and has plans to spend A$81m next year.

The department plans to spend A$12m-$17m on repair work on HMAS Kanimbla and HMAS Manoora over the next two weeks, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

Tenders worth A$500m for five-year ship maintenance contracts to take place at Garden Island, Sydney, Australia, will also be floated.

The work will be performed in Singapore where the ship has a scheduled visit while on deployment in Asia.