Alannah MacTiernan

Alannah MacTiernan

Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

    Local business to build Australian Marine Complex transfer wharf

    18/07/2008 12:00 AM

    A Western Australian civil engineering company has been selected to build a significant new infrastructure project at the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) Common User Facility (CUF) at Henderson.


    Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced Georgiou Group as the successful tenderer for construction of a new transfer and lay-by wharf, to complement the floating dock and Self Propelled Modular Transporters(SPMT) system, both of which are currently in development.


    “This represents a tremendous opportunity for a home-grown company to be part of one of WA’s most important industrial facilities, which continues to deliver billions of dollars in economic benefits to the State’s economy,” Ms MacTiernan said.


    “There is already a strong representation of local businesses that have contributed significantly to the AMC’s development and the Government is pleased yet another will be involved.”


    Georgiou Group chief executive John Georgiou said he was excited about the prospect of helping to further enhance the AMC’s reputation as a world-class centre of excellence for marine, defence and oil and gas industries.


    “Like the AMC Common User Facility, Georgiou Group has an outstanding track record in project delivery and we believe there are many values we share that will make for a wonderful partnership here,” Mr Georgiou said.


    “Georgiou Group has significant experience in providing infrastructure construction solutions on time and on budget, and we are confident the transfer wharf, when completed, will exceed all expectations.” 


    The transfer wharf contract, which is part of the State Government’s $174million infrastructure upgrade program, includes construction of the transfer and lay-by wharfs, shore services for the floating dock, and modifications to the AMC-CUF hardstand area.


    The floating dock would abut the transfer wharf allowing for the transfer of vessels, using the SPMT system, to the hardstand area of the CUF for repair and maintenance work.


    The transfer wharf is vital infrastructure at the AMC-CUF, which will help create additional job opportunities, allowing WA to bid for a range of major maintenance and construction projects across the marine, defence and resources sectors.


    LandCorp expects the wharf to be built by March 2009, ahead of the floating dock completion date and delivery of the SPMT Transfer System.


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