We have... the best people

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We have...
the best people

We have...
the best people

Find out more

We put... customers first

We put...
customers first

We put...
customers first

We... make it happen

We...
make it happen

We...
make it happen

We work... smarter and faster

We work...
smarter and faster

We work...
smarter and faster

Who We Are

Birdon is a diversified engineering and services business offering innovative solutions to the military and marine industries. We have operations across Australia, the United States of America and Europe.

Established in 1977, Birdon is a proudly family-owned company dedicated to industry leadership across each of our business divisions.

SERVICES

Ship building, repairs, maintenance and in-service support | specialised aluminium and steel fabrication | ferry operations

Capital and maintenance dredging |tailings | dewatering | environmental remediation    

Decommissioning |demolition | hazardous material management |  recycling and secure destruction | scrap trading    

Naval architecture |product development and design | structural and CFD analysis    

OUR TEAM

Peter Besseling
Peter Besseling
General Manager
Tammy Bugler
Tammy Bugler
Chief Financial Officer
Jamie Bruce
Jamie Bruce
Chief Executive Officer
Ian Ramsay
Ian Ramsay
Advisory Board Member
Terri Benson
Terri Benson
Advisory Board Member
Peter Marshall
Peter Marshall
Advisory Board Member
Dr John White
Dr John White
Executive Chairman

40

Years in business

3850

Personnel

150

+

Projects completed

2437

 years

Average term of service

OUR CLIENTS SAY

“I have always found Birdon’s work to be of an exceptional standard. Birdon is a dynamic and responsive company to work with on complex projects…”

Karu Karunaratne
Project Manager (Ferries) / Roads and Maritime Services

“The professionalism and quality of work displayed by Birdon is of a very high standard and I would have no hesitation in using their services again. Projects have always been completed on time and within budget.”

David Craven
Manager, Marine Maintenance / Sydney Ports Corporation

“Birdon has ensured a high craft availability for the fleet at the School of Military Engineering by providing both structured and timely on-call maintenance which has allowed the school to confidently deliver training without amending course dates or timings due to breakdowns and equipment non-availability.”

Les Williams
Senior Technical Officer Engineer Equipment / Defence Material Organisation – Department of Defence

“The pilot cutter was built to a very high standard and Birdon were very professional to deal with. I would have no hesitation in using Birdon in the future and would recommend their services to anyone.”

Ron Sorensen
General Manager Operations / Newcastle Port Corporation

“The responsiveness and enthusiasm displayed by Birdon in meeting the contract milestones whilst maintaining a quality product was exceptional. The timeframe for delivery was extremely challenging and the extraordinary effort made to meet it is worthy of formal recognition”.

C.M. Sharp, AM CSC
Head Land Systems – Land Systems Division / Department of Defence

“I personally view the whole process of my involvement with Birdon as a complete success. Not only did we come in on budget but we also came in on schedule despite some adverse weather.”

Peter Wood
Ferry Supervisor / Newcastle Buses and Ferries

LATEST NEWS

Marine Spill Safety

At Birdon we take our environmental responsibility seriously and we are aware of our obligations relating to marine