Forgacs Group

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Forgacs Group
Industry Maritime engineering
Founder Stephen Forgacs
Headquarters Newcastle, New South Wales
Area served
International
Products Ship building, ship repair, heavy engineering
Number of employees
1000

Forgacs Group is a major Australian engineering and shipbuilding company. It has facilities at Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane and Gladstone. The company employs 1000 people.

HMAS Ballarat in Forgacs' floating dock at Newcastle.

The Forgacs Group acquired Ullman Engineering in 1962 and in 1987, it acquired the Newcastle Floating Dock.[1]

Shipbuilder Carrington Slipways was acquired in 1997, and the Cairncross Dockyard facilities in Brisbane in 1999.[1] Cairncross is used for commercial ship repair and includes one of the largest graving docks in Australasia.[2] The dockyard can accommodate ships up to the Panamax sized class.

Forgacs conducts refit and maintenance work for the Royal Australian Navy, including the repair and extensive conversion of the Kanimbla-class LPAs following their purchase from the United States Navy. They had constructed hull blocks for the Anzac-class frigates and in 2009 they were contracted to build 30 hull blocks for the Hobart-class destroyers being constructed in Adelaide for the Royal Australian Navy.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Company Profile". Forgacs Group. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Raytheon, Forgacs push Cairncross yard". Australian Defense Magazine. Yaffa Publishing Group. 10 January 2008. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "AWD Alliance selects preferred suppliers for $450m shipbuilding work". AWD Alliance. 9 May 2009. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 

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