Joint media release – Prime Minister, Minister for Defence and Minister for Defence Industry – Hundreds of Australian jobs created in Offshore Patrol Vessel project

The Turnbull Government today announces Australia’s 12 Offshore Patrol Vessels will be designed and built under prime contractor Lürssen.

The Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) project, which is worth up to $4 billion, will be delivered by Australian workers, in Australian shipyards using Australian steel.

The OPVs will have an important role protecting our borders and will provide greater range and endurance than the existing patrol boat fleet.