Lombrum Naval Base
Australian and Papua New Guinean Governments
Manus Island, Papua New Guinea
Start date
May 19, 2021
Scope of work

Clough, as head contractor, is currently completing the construction of the Lombrum Infrastructure Project; a joint initiative of the Australian and Papua New Guinean governments to redevelop the Lombrum Naval Base on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. 

The Lombrum Infrastructure Project will restore and enhance the sovereign capability of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) by refurbishing and rebuilding fundamental infrastructure at Lombrum Naval Base and contribute to building their capability to protect its borders and maritime resources.

The scope of the Lombrum Infrastructure Project was developed and agreed in consultation with PNGDF to also benefit the local community through the construction, support, maintenance, and repair of the Naval Base. 

Early works included refurbishment of the community chapel, construction of a new medical facility, upgrades to the communication centre, and construction of security fencing. Main works include the construction of electrical generation services, water and sewerage services, facilities for PNG Defence Force for work, training and living accommodation and operational facilities for the Guardian-class Patrol Boats and small boat operations.

The project will improve community facilities, maritime security capabilities and resources, and will diversify job opportunities and industry sectors.

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