Toll Wins Destroyer Contract

Toll North has been awarded the contract to transport of 66 hull blocks by sea from Williamstown and Newcastle to Adelaide for the three Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers.

The $25 million contract will see the completed blocks transported on a barge towed by a tug boat to Adelaide.

Each ship is made up of 31 blocks and the blocks will be transported in groups, with 15 trips from BAE Systems Williamstown shipyard and eight from the Forgacs shipyard in Newcastle.

The project is on track to deliver the first AWD, HMAS Hobart, in December, 2014.  HMAS Brisbane is scheduled for delivery in March, 2016 and HMAS Sydney in June, 2017.