Austal opens new PPB-R shipbuilding facility

first_img View post tag: Austal Authorities Austal opens shipbuilding facility for new patrol boats Australian shipbuilder Austal opened a new shipbuilding facility that will be used for the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (PPB-R) programme.Australian Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne MP officially opened the facility at Naval Base, West Australia in a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 8.The newly-opened 10,500m² construction hub for Pacific Patrol Boats was previously a steel fabrication facility used in the mining boom and will now be used for the construction of 19 patrol boats.Speaking at the official opening, Austal Chief Executive Officer David Singleton said the PPB-R project is estimated to create up to 207 jobs across production, project management, services and support – from Perth Western Australia to Cairns in Queensland.“The PPB-R project is the first key element in the Federal Government’s Continuous Naval Shipbuilding Plan and Austal is proud to be leading the way by growing Australia’s shipbuilding capability,” he said.“It is worthy of note that this facility was originally built to service the mining boom and it has now been transformed to support what I anticipate to be a shipbuilding boom here in WA.”Austal was awarded the A$306 million PPB-R contract in May 2016 and recently completed the Detailed Design Review (DDR), on schedule.The PPB-R Project comprises the design, construction, delivery, training and sustainment of nineteen 39.5 metre patrol boats – to be gifted by the Commonwealth of Australia to twelve Pacific Island nations as part of Australia’s Pacific Maritime Security Program.Construction at Austal’s dedicated new PPB-R shipbuilding facility from late April 2017, with deliveries scheduled from 2018 to 2023. Sustainment of the new fleet of vessels will be carried out by Austal from facilities in Cairns, Queensland. March 8, 2017center_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Austal opens shipbuilding facility for new patrol boats View post tag: PPB-R Share this articlelast_img read more

‘Stranger Things’ Is Releasing Its Soundtrack On Cassette, And It’ll Be Sold Exclusively At Urban Outfitters (Obviously)

first_imgThe critically acclaimed Netflix original series, Stranger Things, came out on July 15th of last year and quickly made waves with its nostalgic 80’s aesthetic, impeccable casting, and its finely tuned blend of humor, horror, and suspense. Perhaps one of the most recognized aspects of the popular show is its opening theme, which captures the mystery of the series and its throwback setting with its stripped-down and unsettling theme songwith its menacing musical swells that work their way across the series itself. The original Stranger Things soundtrack continues with this vibe, and true to the 80’s vibe meticulously crafted in the show, will be coming to your home or car via cassette.Stranger Things Star Finn Wolfhard Plays Guitar On Mac DeMarco’s Shoulders In Atlanta [Video]The Stranger Things soundtrack — which features the music of Kyle Dixon and S U R V I V E — was released in two volumes, and both will be released on red cassette in addition to the vinyl box set released earlier this year and the digital streaming services they’re already available on. Each cassette continues to riff of the aesthetic of the show, with blood red cassettes, cases that are fashioned to look like VHS tapes (remember those?), and covers of the Strangers Things artwork that play off of the popular poster motifs that informed the promotional artwork of some of our favorite movies from the 80’s. The soundtrack cassette release is coming to the shelves on July 14th via Lakeshore, one day before the one-year anniversary of the Netflix original show, which should keep fans satiated (if they can figure out how to play them) until the second season of the show is released around Halloween of this year. Hilariously, though perhaps unsurprisingly, the cassette release of the Stranger Things soundtrack will be exclusively sold at Urban Outfitters, because, duh.last_img read more