Saab signs contract to provide maintenance support for Southern Queensland Correctional Centre


348599-saab-logoDefence and security company Saab Australia Pty Ltd has received a contract to provide the planned and corrective maintenance and capital expenditure works for the electronic security system for the 300 bed Southern Queensland Correctional Centre. The contract has a total value of AUD 26 million.

Located near Gatton in the Lockyer Valley and opened in January 2012, the 300-bed Southern Queensland Correctional Centre is the State’s newest prison. The electronic security system was originally installed by Saab in the centre and has been under comprehensive maintenance since the facility opened. The system provides an integrated surveillance picture and total control of security sensors and locks within the prison environment.

“The Southern Queensland Correctional Centre has been a very successful project for Saab and was the first major installation completed by our Security Division using Australian developed technology. Saab is pleased to be able to continue our involvement and support of this modern and state of the art Queensland Corrective Services facility.” says Mark Slade, General Manager of Saab Security.

The contract will run for 14 years and will involve the Security and Defence Solutions operations in Adelaide, Australia.