Aus Navy AwardsThe Australian Government informs it has awarded a $60.6 million in-service support contract for maintenance of the Bay-Class Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, over the next two years. 
The maintenance contract awarded to Atlantic & Peninsula Australia Pty Ltd (A&P Australia) is a fixed-price performance-based commercial arrangement with an initial value of $60.6 million and will see the continuation of nearly 30 jobs in the Sydney region.
With a growing maritime industry in Australia, the U.K.-based A&P Group Limited has expanded its operations by creating a local Australian subsidiary, A&P Australia.
Parent company A&P Group Limited has been maintaining HMAS Choules since the vessel was acquired from the U.K. Government in October 2011.  
The entry of A&P Australia into the local maritime sustainment market strengthens Australian naval sustainment capability and will provide Navy with a valuable continuity of experience and knowledge, now and into the future.