Austal Philippines Shipyard Operations in Balamban, Cebu

Ships · Systems · Support

Austal is a global shipbuilder, defence prime contractor and maritime technology partner of choice; designing, constructing and supporting revolutionary defence and commercial vessels for the world’s leading operators.

For over 27 years, Austal has designed and constructed over 255 vessels for over 100 operators in 44 countries, gaining an enviable reputation for innovative shipbuilding using advanced technologies. From safe, modern shipyards located in Australia, the United States of America and The Philippines - and service centres located around the world - Austal offers naval, government and commercial operators the highest quality SHIPS, SYSTEMS and SUPPORT.


The Austal Group’s capabilities include the development of both defence and commercial vessel platforms.

Defence vessels designed and built by the Austal Group include revolutionary, multi-mission surface warfare combatants, such as the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) for the United States Navy, military high speed support vessels for transport and humanitarian relief, such as the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) (formerly the Joint High Speed Vessel) for the United States Navy and the High Speed Support Vessel (HSSV) for the Royal Navy of Oman.

The Austal Group also design, construct, integrate and maintains an extensive range of patrol boats for government law enforcement and border protection agencies globally; including the Cape Class Patrol Boat Program for Australian Border Force.

The Austal Group’s defence vessels are developed by highly qualified, experienced naval engineers and designers utilising the very latest in naval architecture systems and constructed in industry leading shipbuilding facilities in Mobile, Alabama and  Henderson, Western Australia.

The Austal Group’s capabilities and strong reputation for quality defence shipbuilding grew from early success in the development of high speed theatre support vessel, WestPac Express. The Austal Group’s innovative, market leading mono-hull, catamaran and trimaran designs, expertise in the construction of high performance aluminium vessels and ability to customize proven commercial platforms to meet market requirements continue to be sought after by the world’s leading maritime public transport operators.

Austal Philippines’ advanced commercial shipbuilding operations are based at Balamban on the Island of Cebu.


Complementing Austal’s capabilities in shipbuilding is the company’s expertise in the development and integration of advanced vessel control and information management systems, such as Ride Control and Marine Link, Austal offers both defence and commercial operators the latest in maritime technologies to optimize the performance of their ships and their complex on- board management, communications and weapons systems.


Austal provides a wide range of maritime support services, including crew training and instruction, through-life ship servicing and support, integrated logistics support, vessel sustainment and information management systems support. These services are delivered through our global support network in the Australia, the USA, Philippines and the Middle East; together with partner shipyards and service centres worldwide.