Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been appointed as the classification society for Australia’s Hunter-class frigate programme, the largest surface ship project in Australia’s defence history.
Through the programme, BAE Systems Australia subsidiary ASC Shipbuilding will deliver nine Hunter-class anti-submarine warfare (ASW) frigates to the Royal Australian Navy.
ASC Shipbuilding recently awarded LR the contract to provide tailored naval classification and certification services for the Hunter programme’s prototyping phase, which is on track to cut steel in December.
Naval classification and certification services will be delivered by the LR Australia team, which will ensure that the Hunter programme meets naval classification and certification requirements. The team will be co-located with ASC Shipbuilding employees at the latter’s shipyard at Osborne in South Australia.
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