Austal is a world leader in the production of high speed aluminum fast ferries. The company has also leveraged this capability to become a global defense prime contractor. Austal designs, constructs and maintains revolutionary platforms for the US Navy as well as an extensive range of patrol and auxiliary vessels for defense forces and government agencies globally. Austal has a shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia; Mobile, Alabama; and Balamban, Philippines.
- Next Generation 120 m Trimaran Ferry
- US Navy LCS Independence Class Littoral Combat Ships
- Benchijigua Express
- Cotai Strip CotaiJets
Austal is at the pinnacle of state of the art shipbuilding with its sophisticated modular manufacturing facilities. Austal’s commitment to technological excellence is evidenced by the fact that it is very “tool focused”. Austal has continually enhanced processes by developing tools built on top of ShipConstructor’s open architecture platform. During this process, the company has worked closely with SSI to optimize usage of their software and has commended SSI on the quality of its support.
WorkShare tools allow collaboration
Austal also praises ShipConstructor’s WorkShare (formerly Split & Merge) technology which Austal’s offices on different continents use to collaborate on design and engineering. Austal has said that, “this has been a huge thing for us having to work with another organization across the ocean.”
Despite having shipyards in higher-wage countries, Austal has managed to be competitive in a global, non-protected market through the successful application of advanced technology. ShipConstructor software is a key part of this success.