The State Government has awarded the contract for the $17million extension of the eastern wharf at the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) in Henderson to engineering and construction company John Holland.
Science and Innovation Minister Francis Logan said awarding of the contract was a significant step forward for the rapidly developing complex.
“The extension of the eastern wharf will see berthing capacity at the AMC increased from two to four world-class berths to attract both commercial and Royal Australian Navy operations,” Mr Logan said.
”It will give Western Australia a fantastic opportunity to bid for a wide range of marine maintenance and construction contracts, generating jobs and economic benefits for the State.
“It will also add to the capacity of the AMC, which is gaining an international reputation as Australia's leading industrial facility for marine-related industries.”
The AMC is an integrated industrial estate servicing the defence, marine, mining and petroleum sectors.
The Minister said the extension of the eastern wharf was part of a $90million upgrade at the Common User Facility (CUF) within the AMC.
Since it opened in 2003, the CUF has generated more than $55million in business and 800 new jobs from about 100 projects using the world-class wharf and fabrication facilities.
The CUF is managed by LandCorp through a committee that includes representatives from the Department of Industry and Resources. The Department of Housing and Works is assisting LandCorp with the provision of project management services for the eastern wharf extension.
Five contractors had been short-listed for the wharf extension project.
The work is due to be completed by May 2007.
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