Enhanced steel solution commended at major international maritime tradeshow
A DMTC-led collaboration to enhance shipbuilding steel and build Australia’s sovereign industrial capability has been awarded with a High Commendation at the INDO PACIFIC 2022 International Maritime Exposition in Sydney.
The project brought together DMTC, Bluescope Steel, University of Wollongong researchers and Defence scientists.
The award was accepted by Dr Mark Hodge of DMTC on behalf of the partners in the project, and was presented by the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, and former Australian Chief of Navy Vice Admiral (Rtd) Tim Barrett.
The innovative enhancements to Bluescope’s DH36 grade steel improve the survivability of the steel, extending the life of naval vessels and taking account of the harsh operating conditions and threat environments into which they are deployed.
The enhancements are a significant boost to Australia’s sovereign industrial capability for the supply of shipbuilding steels for the production of current and future naval platforms as part of the Continuous Naval Shipbuilding Program.
Working together, the partners have taken what was already a world-class shipbuilding steel product and made it even better.Posted by Harry Baxter on May 10th, 2022 Tagged: collaboration, defence technology, DMTC, DST, innovation, Maritime