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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2017 12:27 p.m. PST

"Austal today hosted the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence Industry, at the ceremonial keel laying of the first Pacific Patrol Boat vessel for the Australian Government's Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (PPB-R) Project. Minister Pyne authenticated the keel by committing his signature to a plate that was subsequently welded and placed in the hull of the vessel.

Austal Chief Executive Officer David Singleton said the ceremonial keel laying was a significant milestone in the A$306 million PPB-R Project, which is the first major element of the Australian Government's $89 USD billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan.

"Austal is delivering on every aspect of the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement project; from the design and build here in Henderson, to the sustainment of the vessels in Cairns," Mr Singleton said…"

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