The project supports the Western Australian Government’s vision for the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) to become the pre-eminent base for all Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Alliance operations in the Indian Ocean.
The facility will be operated by Phoenix International under a sub-lease arrangement with Civmec, with Civmec committing to a long-term lease as well as managing construction of the multimillion-dollar facility.
Upon completion, the facility will house a rapid launch and recovery system, hyperbaric treatment unit, and maintenance training and testing infrastructure with a seven-metre deep pool.
Its close proximity to the AMC’s Common User Facility (CUF) will enable rapid mobilisation in the event of a disabled submarine in the region.
“The AMC’s growing capacity to support ADF operations, through construction and sustainment, will provide long-term employment opportunities. We are very proud to have been at the forefront of this, and now again through the provision of this new purpose-built submarine rescue facility here on our doorstep,” said Civmec CEO Pat Tallon.