Bitter Australia for Fincantieri
BAE Systems, which is going to cooperate with State-owned ASC shipbuilding group's local yards, was adjudicated the 22-billion Euro SEA 5000 – Future Frigates contract
Despite Fincantieri's best efforts, the Italian group wasn't adjudicated the multi-billion SEA 5000-Future Frigates order by the Australian government, which also saw Navantia of Spain shortlisted with their F100 class ships.
According to international press, the order was adjudicated British BAE Systems Plc, appointed to manufacture 9 anti-submarine frigates for the Royal Australian Navy.
As announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the nine 'Type 26' frigates will be built at State-owned ASC Shipbuilding installation.
As already illustrated, Fincantieri was deeply committed to gain this 'Australian' order: establishing new branches in the country, sealing accords for the construction of cruiseship's blocks in some local yards, until signing preliminary agreements with few local unions.
Just two days ago the group had announced having sealed an agreement with Titomic Limited about innovative metal manufacturing technologies aimed at testing the alloy provided by the Italian group.