Clough in joint venture with BMD is proud to announce that it has been appointed by the Northern Territory (NT) Government as the preferred contractor to deliver the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services for the development of the Darwin Ship Lift Facility.

The facility is located in the East Arm precinct, between the Marine Supply Base at the Port of Darwin and the multi-user barge ramp facility (MUBRF) at the Marine Industry Park.

The Darwin Ship Lift Facility will enable the maintenance and servicing of Defence and Australian Border Force vessels, along with commercial and private vessels from the oil, gas and marine industries.

Clough and BMD will design and construct the facility to meet the needs of the general maritime sector and the current and long-term needs of the Department of Defence and the Australian Border Force, while making a positive impact through business opportunities, jobs and community initiatives in the Territory.

The scope of works includes investigation, design, construction, testing, commissioning, certification and handover of the facility and it will include:

  • a ship lift 26m wide, 103m long and 6m deep

  • lifting capability of 5,500 tonnes

  • wet berths (wharves)

  • additional hard stand area for ship repair and maintenance works.

  • The ship lift will have the capacity to lift vessels such as the new fleet of offshore patrol vessels procured by the Australian Defence Force.

The Darwin Ship Lift Facility will feature two separate areas, one of which will be privately operated and the other will be a common user facility, which will enable vessel owners to choose and manage their own service and maintenance providers. This will also enable multiple providers to operate concurrently at the facility.

About Clough

We are a pioneering company. We harness our people’s innovative thinking through engineering and construction solutions that deliver a sustainable future today.

We deliver sustainable high performing assets for the energy, resources and infrastructure industries underpinned by a dedication to innovation and getting the job done safely and efficiently. 

Our global workforce of over 2,500 people across Australia, Asia Pacific, North America and UK strive for the best in everything, setting new safety and performance benchmarks every single day.

We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, a multinational group that focuses its expertise on delivering sustainable and fit-for-purpose project engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance solutions. The Group delivers its capabilities into the resources, industrial, energy, water and specialised infrastructure sectors.