The State Government established the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) - Common User Facility (CUF) at Henderson near Perth in 2003. The AMC-CUF has been an outstanding success, providing infrastructure and facilities for the defence, oil and gas, marine and mining sectors.
In addition to providing cost competitive infrastructure and facilities, the CUF has been the catalyst for a wide range of businesses attracted to the adjacent industrial precincts. Since its opening in July 2003, the AMC-CUF has delivered 426 major projects worth in excess of $2.4 billion and generated more than 38,000 jobs.
The AMC is an integrated industrial estate driven by an opportunity to create an innovative industry cluster which services an existing shipbuilding industry while creating facilities to help maximise economic benefits from the surge in resources activity. Common use facilities include:
The Common User Facility is equipped to undertake:
The Common User Facility provides fabrication facilities for: Topside modules, ship hull and superstructure modules, ship repair and maintenance, modularised LNG process trains, integrated deck structures, pressure vessels, jacket structures, sub-sea connections and components, piles, and mining and hydrocarbon processing equipment.
Importantly, the AMC hosts over 150 companies that support the CUF. The close proximity of the Support Precinct within the Australian Marine Complex provides real opportunities and synergies for companies keen to locate close to major customers. The precinct is home to some of the best design, support and service companies that attract business and support manufacturing for the local maritime, defence and resource sectors.