Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Former Minister for Finance; Commerce; Small Business

    Global defence services provider upgrades its Henderson facility

    8/09/2011 12:00 AM

    Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien today welcomed global defence services provider, BAE Systems’ upgrading of its facility at the Australian Marine Complex (AMC).


    “It is testament to the growth potential in Western Australia and the outstanding facilities at the AMC that this company is diversifying its business,” Mr O’Brien said.


    “The AMC was developed to enhance the opportunities created by the clustering of like-minded companies and industry sectors.


    “It plays an important role in assisting Western Australian businesses to compete internationally and be involved in major resource projects.”


    The Minister said an estimated $300billion of resource projects had been either committed or planned in WA.


    “It is always great to see new infrastructure and capability investment in the State’s burgeoning oil and gas market,” he said.


    “Western Australia has the greatest potential for oil and gas when looking at the ratio of development to resources.  WA’s attraction in terms of opportunity and growth continues to exert itself.


    “BAE Systems join a growing list of companies such as Civmec, Matrix Composite and Engineering, FMC Technologies and Modular Engineering investing in manufacturing capability at the AMC.”


    BAE Systems made the announcement including its diversification into the offshore oil and gas market, at the 2011 Offshore Europe Exhibition in Aberdeen, Scotland.


    A State Government-led mission, including a representative from BAE Systems, is attending Offshore Europe 2011 as part of the first leg of a 12-day business trip to the United Kingdom and Europe.


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