More jobs in shipbuilding as SA companies awarded contracts to build cruise ship blocks

The Marshall Government has congratulated South Australian businesses MG Engineering and Ottoway Engineering on being awarded contracts by Fincantieri to build cruise ship blocks, with an estimated 50 jobs to be created.

“This is welcome news for South Australia’s shipbuilding industry, an industry that we want to see grow and thrive to support a large skilled workforce in our state,” said Minister for Industry and Skills David Pisoni.

“Congratulations to Adelaide’s MG Engineering and Whyalla’s Ottoway Engineering on winning this work. It’s always pleasing to see South Australian businesses succeed in critically important industries.

“It’s also important to note that Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri is demonstrating their confidence in South Australian shipbuilders to carry out this work as part of their global supply chain.

“MG Engineering will build two blocks, while Ottoway Engineering will build one block, which will be integrated into Fincantieri’s cruise ships under construction around the world – using 52 tonnes of Australian steel.

“The Marshall Government has a strong focus on new apprenticeships and traineeships, as well as ensuring South Australia has the skilled workforce required to capitalise on contracts such as those announced today and in naval shipbuilding more broadly.

“It’s fantastic to see the likes of MG Engineering and Ottoway Engineering increase their capability, foster the skills of their workers, and ultimately create more jobs to help grow our exports and overall state economy.”

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