Tender awarded for NT maritime infrastructure upgrade

Tender awarded for key NT maritime infrastructure
Image courtesy of the Northern Territory Government.

A tender to deliver upgrades to extend the life of the Frances Bay Mooring Basin, in the Northern Territory, has been awarded to Territory business Advance Civil.

This project will deliver new lock doors and modernise the mechanical and electrical systems, ensuring the long-term sustainability of Frances Bay Mooring Basin. The lock is used to access the mooring basin, which has 91 pens providing safe mooring for more than 135 working vessels.

Fisheries, the seafood industry, pearlers and commercial operators utilise the basin. The new lock will aim to provide long-term certainty for existing businesses and greater confidence for new investment opportunities.

The scope of works includes removing the existing gates and supporting elements and designing and installing new gates to improve performance and reduce operational costs.

Works will also include Upgrading six existing seaside lead-in / fender piles.

Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler said the upgrade would ensure that quality infrastructure is available for the Northern Territories commercial fishing and seafood industry.

“Creating a pipeline of infrastructure works supports local jobs and local business,” Lawler said. “Frances Bay has long been a safe mooring for Territory vessels, particularly during our Wet Season.”

Further design and off-site fabrication of lock components will take place during 2022, with construction work on site anticipated to begin in the first half of 2023 and be complete by the end of 2024.



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