The new Naval Group office at Richmond Road in Keswick, Adelaide was officially opened by The Hon. Minister Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence Industry and Herve Guillou, Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Naval Group.

During the opening ceremony, Naval Group announced they have engaged Coffey, A Tetra tech Company to commence survey work in preparation for the design and build of the Future Submarine Construction yard in Adelaide.

The Shipyard has been selected as the country’s primary construction shipyard for naval vessels, charged with delivery of both the continuous build program for major surface combatants and the rolling acquisition of new submarines. These upgrades will support construction of major surface ships and will be needed to build the 12 Future Submarines. 

Matthew Hill, Victorian and South Australian General Manager and Ondrej Synac, Principal Geotechnical Engineer attended the opening ceremony “We’re thrilled to be part of this exciting project and have the opportunity to contribute to the economic development of South Australia” commented Matthew.   

Coffey will undertake the below ground survey works. This includes bore holes and analysis of river and groundwater to determine ground composition which will inform the civil and structural design requirements for the build, test and integration facilities.

“Coffey is extremely pleased to be working with Naval Group on this program, which supports the growth of the shipbuilding industry in South Australia,’’ said Urs Meyerhans, Chief Executive Officer, Coffey A Tetra Tech Company.

“Our team brings the expertise, the historic site knowledge, needed to navigate the changing ground conditions and provide the confidence required to deliver a successful project,’’ Urs said.

Naval Group Contract Signing

The Hon. Minister Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence Industry and Herve Guillou, Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Naval Group along with Matthew Hill, Matthew Hill, Coffey Victorian and South Australian General Manager and other team members at the opening.