New defence supercomputing centre to be built in Adelaide

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South Australian-based company Hansen Yuncken has been awarded a $57 million contract to build a next-generation High Performance Computing Centre (HPCC) in Adelaide.

HPCC is a 2016 Defence White Paper initiative to establish centralised, networked, supercomputing capabilities that will support advanced R&D, modelling and experimentation across Defence.

Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price, said the new facility is to be completed by late 2020, with Hansen fully committed to maximise opportunities for local sub-contractors and workers.

“Under the Morrison Government’s Defence Policy for Industry Participation, Hansen Yuncken will use local contractors for 94 per cent of its total construction sub-contract packages,” Minister Price said.

“We want to make sure it is the local community that benefits when Defence engages contractors for these large projects.”

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