Western Australia has a well-established infrastructure base with experienced contractors delivering excellent results. 

Ongoing sustainment projects conducted at the AMC are worth more than $750 million, and include ANZAC frigate, Collins submarine and HMAS Sirius sustainment; maintenance for ANZAC frigates; and upgrades to ANZAC frigates.

The international success of WA’s marine sector is demonstrated by Austal and BAE Systems. Austal is a world leader in defence and commercial shipbuilding. Since 1988, Austal has designed and built more than 255 vessels for over 100 operators in 44 countries, including the US Navy and Royal Australian Navy. BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading designers, builders and systems integrators of naval ships and submarines.

AMC-based oil and gas and resource projects include:

  • Assembly and load-out of stackers and reclaimers and iron-ore ship loaders
  • Fabrication and load-out of subsea spools 
  • Gorgon LNG wharf caissons
  • Manufacture of cryogenic storage vessels
  • Wheatstone product loading facility

Major fabricators are connected to the AMC by a High Wide Load road network, allowing them direct and easy access to the AMC’s substantial assembly and load out capability.

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