BAM Clough, an equal stake joint venture (JV) between BAM International and Clough Limited, has bagged a contract to provide advice during the initial design of a ship lift in Darwin, Australia.
Under the terms of the contract, BAM Clough will offer technical support and constructability input during front-end engineering design works for the ship lift and marine industries project.
The contract was awarded following signing of a project development agreement between the Northern Territory Government and Northern Ship Support, a subsidiary of the Paspaley Group, with BAM Clough working as part of the initial bidding group.
Clough CEO and managing director Peter Bennett said “We are pleased to be working with the Northern Territory Government and Paspaley in this project’s early phases. The project has excellent potential to reinforce Darwin’s Defence presence and services capability.”
“BAM Clough has an outstanding reputation for delivering critical marine infrastructure for both public and private sectors in Australia and brings significant local experience from the Inpex Ichthys LNG Jetty and MOF projects. We expect to demonstrate those capabilities on this project, delivering excellent value for this strategic investment.”
The marine infrastructure project will be capable of lifting vessels more than 90 meters in length, including the Australian Defence Forces’ new offshore patrol vessel fleet.
The Ship Lift and Marine Industries project, which includes a ship-lift facility for lifting vessels from the water for dry docking and maintenance works, represents an AUD100m ($78.2m) investment by the Northern Territory Government into major projects.