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Globally competitive marine companies with headquarters or significant operations in Queensland include:

  • BAE Systems Australia - a defence and security company that provides total capability in areas such as through-life support, security, logistics and systems integration for the Australian Defence Force (ADF)
  • Austal Australia - a ship repairer with full-service dockyard facilities in Brisbane and Cairns that provides rapid response services to defence and commercial clients
  • BtB Marine - aluminium boat builders specialising in ultra-long-range patrol boats, fast passenger vessels and landing craft up to 25 metres LOA (length overall)
  • Craig International Ballistics - a leading supplier of body armour to the ADF and police forces
  • EM Solutions - a company specialising in the design and manufacture of technologically superior microwave terrestrial and satellite equipment, including E-band microwave links and a multi-band Satcom-on-the-move system
  • LSM Advanced Composites - a company specialising in the production of custom- made manufactured items with capabilities in design, machining, tooling, manufacture, autoclave curing and digitising and tolerance control
  • MIPEC - a company that provides slipway and marine repair services, vessel construction, general fabrication and support activities to the marine sector
  • Norship Marine - a privately operated vessel maintenance and storage facility on 5.6 hectares in Cairns that delivers comprehensive refit and repair services, and has travel lift machines with 160 and 400 tonne capacity
  • P&W Marine Engineers - a company with an in-house foundry specialising in propulsion systems with capability in custom design and manufacturing, maintenance and servicing, computer numerical controlled manufacturing, spare parts supply, propeller re-pitching, polishing and balancing
  • Raytheon Australia - a company providing solutions in mission systems integration and mission support including systems engineering, project management, integrated logistic support and contract management
  • Rhino Linings Australasia - a company that develops protective coating products for retail, commercial and industrial applications, including high-quality, high-performance hybrid polyurethanes, pure polyuria and epoxys and offers solutions to industrial abrasion, corrosion, containment, impact and chemical attack problems
  • Sea Transport Solutions - a company offering specialist marine design and consulting services for both the defence and commercial sectors
  • Trinity Fire Services - a company servicing portable fire equipment, hose reels and lay-flat hoses, equipment testing and consultancy services, as well as the installation of marine and special hazard systems and alarm systems
  • Tropical Reef Shipyard - a private supplier of comprehensive ship repair services for the commercial and defence markets with facilities including a 3000 tonne slipway catering for vessels up to 100 metres, a 350 tonne dry dock and full machine workshop.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2024