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Construction begins on Forgacs’ $80m shipbuilding facility in WA

Construction has commenced on Forgacs’ state-of-the-art ship manufacturing and maintenance facility in Henderson, Western Australia, which will allow the company to add 1000 workers...

ASC Shipbuilding & Forgacs forge minor warship construction alliance

ASC has partnered with Perth-based Forgacs Marine & Defence to offer a low risk, commercial shipbuilding solution for the Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program. Last...

Civmec wraps up Forgacs takeover

Civmec has completed the acquisition of Australia’s largest privately-owned engineering and shipbuilding company, Forgacs. The Perth shipbuilder said the acquisition includes the Forgacs name, the...

Civmec closing in on Forgacs’ shipbuilding assets

Heavy engineering and construction services provider Civmec is looking to acquire Forgacs’ name and certain segments of Australia’s largest privately-owned engineering and shipbuilding company. Under...

AMWU lays blame at Government’s door for Forgacs redundancies

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has voiced its support for shipbuilders at Forgacs in the Hunter who are being made redundant as the...

Australian shipbuilder ASC cuts 101 blue collar jobs

101 blue collar contract worker jobs have been lost at Australian naval shipbuilder ASC due to the gradual winding down of the Air Warfare...

AMWU: shipbuilding headed “down the same path as the car industry” under Abbott Government

The AMWU has slammed the Abbott Government for its failure to support the country’s shipbuilding industry after Adelaide shipbuilder ASC announced on Saturday that...

AMWU to intensify shipbuilding campaign to prevent further job loss

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) is pressuring the Abbott Government to ensure that the closure of Forgacs’ dry dock in Brisbane will not...

Forgacs to close historic Brisbane dock

Newcastle ship-builder Forgacs is set to close its ship maintenance operations at Cairncross Graving Dock, citing the strength of the Aussie dollar and the...

Forgacs to build landing craft for the Kingdom of Tonga

The Defence Materiel Organisation, Australia’s largest project management organisation, has awarded struggling shipbuilder Forgacs with a contract to build a 30-metre landing craft for the...
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