Strategically located on premium waterfront land in the East Arm Logistics Precinct, the proposed 150 hectare Marine Industry Park will establish an integrated marine services precinct that supports the Defence, oil and gas, coastal barging and logistics sectors.
The Marine Industry Park at East Arm, Darwin will be a dedicated marine maintenance, servicing, logistics, fabrication and engineering hub for Northern Australia.
Centrally positioned on Australia’s northern coastline the Marine Industry Park is strategically located within a deep water harbor with excellent sea, road and rail access. The Park is immediately adjacent to major onshore and offshore gas developments and provides a unique opportunity to capitalise on Darwin’s expanding oil and gas, marine services and defence industries.
The Marine Industry Park can potentially deliver over 100 hectares of waterfront industrial land to support marine servicing, maintenance and logistic functions. The Park will service an expanding fleet of vessels associated with the Marine Supply Base, Darwin Port, oil and gas exploration plus Defence and Border Force activities. The Marine Industry Park is ideally positioned to service increased marine traffic across Northern Australia, being the only significant servicing point between Cairns and Perth.
Marine Service Area In preparation for the delivery of the proposed major ship lift project, planning and design work is underway for the Marine Service Area to accommodate vessel repair and maintenance workshops and supporting activities. Construction is due to commence in 2019.
Common User Facility Comprising a Barge Ramp and 9 hectares of secured hardstand storage and fabrication area. Completed in 2016.
Proposed Ship Lift A $100 million ship lift facility is planned for the Marine Industry Park. Northern Ship Support has been selected as the preferred proponent and is scheduled to complete the front end engineering design during 2018.
Future Marine Area The Land Development Corporation is undertaking feasibility studies on further land development and potential marine infrastructure.
"This facility will enhance Northern Territory support for the marine and offshore industries complementing services already available from the East Arm Logistics Precinct and the Darwin Marine Supply base, creating a full-package solution."
JASON HOWE, GENERAL MANAGER - NORTHERN AUSTRALIA, ASCO AUSTRALIA