Contractor Macmahon Holdings has won a $100 million contract to design and construct the Darwin Marine Supply Base.
Under the contract Macmahon will construct the special purpose wharf and dockside infrastructure to service rig tenders for the project.
Macmahon chief executive Nick Bowen said the project was a fantastic opportunity for the firm.
“The supply base will bolster Darwin and the Territory’s reputation as the port of choice for servicing the needs of the offshore industry and is opportunity for Macmahon to establish another piece of major infrastructure critical to supporting the Territory’s growth,” Mr Bowen said in a statement.
The base is expected to be complete by the end of calendar 2013.
The ShoreASCO Consortium, which is led by UK company ASCO Holdings and includes Macmahon Contractors as the construction partner and Capella Capital as the financial arranger, was named last year as the preferred developer to build, own and operate the supply base.