Shortlisted companies announced to build new Antarctic icebreaker

The Aurora Australis unloads cargo on the fast ice at Davis station.
Unloading cargo from the Aurora Australis, on the fast ice at Davis station. (Photo: Bill DeBruyn)

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP

Minister for the Environment

Two companies have been shortlisted to build a new Antarctic icebreaker as part of the largest investment in Antarctica in Australian history.

DMS Maritime Pty Ltd and P&O Maritime Services Pty Ltd have been chosen to provide a prequalified Request for Tender to replace the aging Aurora Australis.

The two companies have been selected following a Request for Proposal process last year. The next phase of the procurement is to undertake the detailed Request for Tender.

More information

Minister Hunt's Media Release