Australia: contract with Austal Ships
Leading Australian shipbuilder, Austal Ships, has been selected by the US Marine Corps to be its first supplier of a Theatre Support Vessel. The 101 metre high-speed “WestPac Express” vehicle-passenger ferry has been contracted for the use of the Third Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) based in Okinawa, Japan.
Austal Ships is a world leader in the design and construction of custom-built high-performance aluminium vessels including defence and cruise boats and ferries. The company has standardised on Schneider Electric equipment and uses it extensively in the electrical systems and controls of its vessels.