Final Phase of Australian Marine Complex completedNews // February 28, 2003
The Common User Facility should be completed on schedule, by early April this year.
The $55-million civil and marine works contract, undertaken by the Transfield-MacMahonJoint Venture (TMCJV), included bulk earthwork, land reclamation, construction of the 3,000-tonne and 15,000-tonne load-out wharves, road works, supply of all required navigation aids and realignment of services including sewerage, power, telecommunications, lighting and fencing.The Common User Facility includes a 3000 tonne load-out wharf and 15,000-tonne services wharf with load-out capability, which are now in service. A fully protected, accessible waterfront services both.
When complete, the facility will also include Australia's biggest mobile assembly hall completely designed and fabricated in Western Australia, a 480 square metre facility capable of traveling 80 metres on its east-west traverse. The hall design incorporates extensive portal and gantry crane systems with 30m, under-hook capacity. The facility will also include amenities for a workforce of 500 per shift, project offices and warehouse facilities.
The Common User Facility also incorporates two berths for fit-out and refit of large vessels, a 10m deep approach channel and a southern harbour basin depth of 12.7m, making it suitable for heavy lift vessels, semi-submersibles, barges and drill rigs.