Birdon wins bid to scuttle ex-HMAS Tobruk
Birdon has won the bid to play a part in Queensland history – securing the contract to scuttle the ex-HMAS Tobruk off the coast of Bundaberg.
The contract will see the Tobruk sunk to create a world-class dive site and tourism attraction for the region.
Birdon has been actively involved in the project since the vessel was first decommissioned more than 18 months ago.
Birdon’s Disposals Manager Trent Raines assisted Regional Development Australia – Wide Bay Burnett in securing the ship for Queensland before then going on to secure the contract for ship-keeping services.
“This has been a project we have been very keen to be involved in – it’s not just a job but a real passion for us,” Mr Raines said.
“Many of our own personnel are ex-defence and we understand the significance of these projects for the government, ex-service men and women and the broader community”.
“Birdon also scuttled the ex-HMAS Canberra and is currently deconstructing, and recycling ex-HMAS Sydney in Henderson WA.
“It is exciting to be involved in projects with such historical significance and public interest.”