$300M DARWIN SHIPLIFT CONTRACT AWARDED TO CLOUGH & BMD

Darwin Harbour

Following a lengthy procurement process, a JV between Clough and BMD has been confirmed as the project’s preferred contractor.

The shiplift will be able to service large vessels including:

  • Coastal shipping
  • Offshore petroleum
  • Fishing
  • Pearling
  • Defence and Border Force operations.

It will be 103m long and capable of lifting vessels of up to 5,000 tonnes in weight.

It is expected to employ around 250 people at peak construction and will generate and support hundreds more jobs in the maritime support sector when the shiplift is operating.

The first vessels are anticipated to use the shiplift by October 2024, with the facility to be completed in 2025.

Author: John Thompson

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