Adelaide-based builder signs contract with Kongsberg Defence Australia

28 Feb 2023
Adelaide-based Tandem Building Group has been engaged by Kongsberg Defence Australia to construct their new purpose-built facility in Mawson Lakes, South Australia.

Kongsberg Defence Australia announced in October 2022 that they would expand their operations with a new, $15 million investment in a purpose-built facility in Technology Park which will be home to hardware manufacturing and assembly, along with maintenance, and software development to assist in the delivery of defence acquisition programs.

“We are delighted to engage Adelaide-based Tandem Building Group, a defence sector delivery leader in South Australia. The construction of our 2,500sqm dedicated facility, marks an important milestone for KONGSBERG’s defence business in Australia,” Mr John Fry, General Manager of Kongsberg Defence Australia said.

The project will have between 70 and 130 South Australians on site at any one stage, with approximately 30 South Australian companies engaged throughout the project duration.

Kongsberg Defence Australia is a local subsidiary of the Norwegian based global technology company, Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace. 

The company supports the local manufacturing, assembly, integration and test of the C4 system for the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) capability, which is currently under production for the Australian Army through Raytheon Australia.

“Tandem Building Group is extremely grateful for the opportunity to be involved in this exciting and meaningful project, and we are looking forward to collaborating with Kongsberg Defence Australia to deliver the first of their purpose-built facilities in the country,” Mr Nick Riddell, Operations Manager (SA), Tandem Building Group said.

Kongsberg Defence Australia is also partnering with local South Australian companies, Parkside-based Section Six Architects and Adelaide-based Norman Disney & Young.

Work on site has commenced, with plans for the facility to be fully occupied and operational by early 2024.