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Techport Australia - Australia’s premier naval industry hub, is located at Osborne in South Australia.

The South Australian Government has invested over $300 million in state-owned infrastructure at Techport Australia to develop a world-class maritime industrial precinct. The facility will support ASC to deliver the Royal Australian Navy's next generation $8 billion Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs) and will attract future naval shipbuilding and repair opportunities to the state.

Key features of Techport Australia include:

  • world-class common-user shipbuilding facilities - including a wharf, runway, dry berth, transfer system and the largest shiplift in the southern hemisphere
  • an expansive, fully integrated industrial precinct for suppliers
  • a Commercial and Education Precinct including
    • the Maritime Skills Centre - delivering the trade and technical skills required for the AWD project
    • AWD Systems Centre - the national project headquarters for the $8billion AWD project
    • Raytheon Australia’s South Australian headquarters
  • access to the national transport network including road, rail and deep sea port
  • a high speed optical fibre network link to major research, defence and education sites across Adelaide.

Techport Australia is also the future home of the Submarine Land Based test Site - being established to support the current and future submarine projects.

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UPDATED 14 AUGUST 2013