German company to build 12 offshore patrol vessels for Australian navy

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Malcolm Turnbull says shipbuilder Lürssen will be designer and prime contractor for the $3.6bn project in SA and WA

The Australian government has chosen German shipbuilder Lürssen to build 12 offshore patrol vessels in South Australia and Western Australia.

At a press conference in Canberra on Friday the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, said the “international shipbuilder of great renown” was selected as the designer and prime contractor for the $3.6bn project.

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