South African workers to travel to UK and US to inspect ‘nuclear shipbuilding production facilities’

South Australian Prime Minister Peter Malinauskas said workers from the state would travel to the UK and US to inspect nuclear shipbuilding production facilities.

This is because Australia will receive eight nuclear submarines as part of the historic AUKUS security deal, which will cost taxpayers between $268 billion and $368 billion.

The boats will be based on British designs and will be built in Adelaide, with the first one built in less than two decades, around 2042.

“In the near future, we will talk about the construction of shipyards – we have the skills to do this,” Mr. Malinauskas told Sky News Australia.

“Then also starting to pick up some of our existing naval shipbuilders, sending them to the US and UK so they can get back here sooner rather than later.”