Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism; Commerce; Science

    Plans progress to build new wharf at Port of Dampier

    23/03/2022 1:00 PM
    • Expression of interest open for design and construction of new wharf at Port of Dampier
    • Wharf will support the proposed $4.3 billion Perdaman Urea Project
    • Outcome of EOI process will enable scoping of works packages for tender stage

    An expression of interest has been released today for the design and construction of a new wharf at the Port of Dampier.


    The new wharf will be constructed south of the existing Dampier Cargo Wharf and includes a new berth pocket which will be 13.2 metres deep, and a manoeuvring area 11 metres deep.


    The new wharf will be equipped by Perdaman with bulk handling facilities for urea, including a storage shed, a conveyor system and a shiploader. 


    This new wharf will help facilitate the proposed $4.3 billion Perdaman Urea Project, which will open up access to worldwide markets for the export of urea, predominately used for fertilisers.


    The expression of nterest, being run the by Pilbara Ports Authority, includes the dredging of a berth pocket and the construction of a new wharf.


    Documentation can be accessed on the Tenders WA website, with applications closing on April 19, 2022.


    The construction of the new wharf and facilities is being funded by the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility and a contribution from the Western Australian Government.


    Any WA Government financial contribution is subject to a number of conditions, including the project reaching financial close and all statutory and regulatory approvals being met.


    Comments attributed to Ports Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "This expression of interest is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to show their interest in working on a transformational project that will ensure the supply of urea domestically and internationally for decades to come.


    "This new piece of infrastructure will also accommodate general cargo vessels and cruise ships.


    "This project will create thousands of regional jobs, including opportunities for locally-based sub-contractors."


    Comments attributed to State Development, Jobs and Trade Minister Roger Cook:


    "This is an important project as part of the McGowan Government's diversification strategy.


    "It will create jobs and it will help stimulate trade and investment.


    "The new wharf will help facilitate the Perdaman Urea Project, as well as allowing the docking of bulk carrier, cruise ships and general cargo vessels.


    "It is also part of Diversify WA's supply chain strategy for sectors such as agriculture and transport."


    Transport Minister's office - 6552 5500

    State Development, Jobs and Trade Minister's office - 6552 6500