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Queensland's marine sector has capabilities in the following areas:

  • communications and control systems
  • boat and ship construction
  • refit and repair of defence, commercial and recreational vessels up to 275m in length
  • contract maintenance and through life support
  • design and engineering support during refit and maintenance of vessels
  • marine equipment and component manufacture
  • heavy engineering
  • armour manufacture for defence vessels
  • fibre composites manufacturing for defence and commercial vessels
  • manufacture and supply of ballistic panels for vessels
  • maritime training
  • dry docking facilities
  • ship lifts catering for vessels up to 600 tonnes
  • slipways catering for vessels up to 3000 tonnes, including the largest slipway in northern Australia
  • development of fibre-reinforced composites and metal-composite hybrid materials for lightweighting of structures and components.