Forgacs through its parent company Civmec is delighted it has been selected to play a key role in the construction of ten of Australia's new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), an important element of Australia's future naval needs.

Forgacs was featured in the Asia Pacific Regional Conference Feature of The West Australian last Friday.

While attending a successful Pacific2017 Conference, Forgacs Marine and Defence signed an agreement with Damen Shipyards Group for a 60-metre long dredge to be built at our West Coast facility in Henderson, Western Australia.

A group of aspiring shipbuilders and marine engineers from Perth will today meet one of the world’s leading shipbuilders when they tour Civmec’s world-class shipbuilding facility under construction in Henderson WA, the result of an $80million investment from the company.

An Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) tenderer and teaming partners ASC Shipbuilding and Civmec/Forgacs have joined forces to announce a scholarship and vocational education program in support of the Australian government's plans for a continuous naval shipbuilding industry.

While export capabilities and shipbuilding heritage have been touted as strong reasons for some Offshore Patrol Vessel contenders and their partnering decisions, one tenderer has explained their partnering decision came down to two important factors.

Was great to host the current Defence Industry Study Course and show them around our current facilities and what our plans are for the future.

Signifying its commitment to the SEA 1180 Program, Damen Shipyards Group has sent a high level delegation to meet with key members of the Australian shipbuilding industry.

One of the two tenderers partnered with ASC Shipbuilding and Civmec for the SEA 1180 Offshore Patrol Vessel bid has identified facilities and reputation as the key reasons behind its choice of partnership.