ASCO Group Limited reported Tuesday that the Darwin Marine Supply Base, a new purpose-built specialist oil and gas facility at Darwin Port, Australia was officially opened by the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory Adam Giles at a ceremony on site today.
International oil and gas services company ASCO has a 20-year contract with the Territory Government to manage the supply base to support Northern Australia’s growth as an international hub for the oil and gas industry.
The supply base is expected to provide long-term benefits to the Territory and Australia’s oil and gas industry with activity in the Timor Sea set to expand significantly in the years ahead.
“We are very pleased with how things have been running since we had our first vessel, the Lady Melinda, tie up at the supply base at the end of June,” ASCO Australasia CEO Matt Thomas said.
“Since then we have had more than 20 vessels come into the base and we are happy with how smoothly operations have gone and how well the layout of the supply base works.”
Thomas said a number of international oil and gas companies, including ConocoPhillips, Eni, INPEX and Shell, would be supporting their offshore operations from Darwin’s East Arm Logistics Precinct and the supply base would be the critical link in their supply chains.
Key features of the $102.7 million (AUD 110 million) Darwin Marine Supply Base include:
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