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    Final Phase of Australian Marine Complex completed

    News // February 28, 2003
    The civil and marine works contract for the marine engineering and fabrication facilities at the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) Common User Facility have been completed, said the AMC in a recent statement.

    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.

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