Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien today officially opened AME Offshore Solutions new facility at the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) in Henderson.
AME’s $3million investment in a state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility at the AMC will not only support the company’s core engineering business, it will also allow the company to diversify and expand its suite of services offered to the local and international offshore industry.
Mr O’Brien said the Common User Facility at the AMC (AMC-CUF), equipped with a floating dock, self-propelled modular transporters, l50ha of lay-down area and five load-out wharves, played an important role in assisting Western Australian businesses to compete for major resource project contracts and succeed in the global business landscape.
“The AMC was developed to enhance the opportunities created by the clustering of like-minded and complementary companies and industry sectors,” he said.
“This facility is one part of this Government’s commitment to local content, which has now reached $17.5billion since our 10-point local content framework was released in July 2011.
“The many benefits of being located at the AMC, including close proximity to the AMC-CUF, have attracted AME to establish its new facility there and will enable the company to branch out and add inspection, maintenance and repair work services to its business activities.
“Having AME at the AMC is testament to the growth opportunities available for businesses in WA and the outstanding facilities available at the AMC-CUF.”
AMC is located in Henderson, 23km south of Perth, home to the largest marine industry in Australia
More than 150 businesses are located at the AMC
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