About 70 jobs will go from the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) program, which is expected to see a progressive decline in the required workforce, ASC said in a statement.
And approximately 40 positions will come from the Collins class submarine maintenance program, as the company moves from having two submarines in deep maintenance at its South Australian facility to just one.
“Whilst it is always a difficult decision to let people go, this is a necessary action to ensure we are able to meet the operational and performance demands of our projects,” ASC stated.
“With the competitive evaluation processes for the Future Frigate and Offshore Patrol Vessel projects still in the early stages, it is not possible to maintain the current number of employees on the AWD project as production work progresses towards completion.”
ASC currently has 2,296 permanent employees in South Australia, with 1,391 working on the AWD program at ASC South, and 905 working on Collins maintenance, the Future Submarine, and within the corporate head office at ASC North.
“ASC stands ready, willing and able to take part in future submarine and shipbuilding projects, and continues to maintain the capability to do so,” the company emphasised in the statement.