Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA

First Force Posture Initiatives contract awarded

The US Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific has awarded a contract worth up to US$24 million for the construction of a parking apron at RAAF Base Darwin.

AECOM Construction has been awarded the contract to construct a parking apron at RAAF Base Darwin, with First Assistant Secretary Infrastructure in the Department of Defence Chris Birrer saying the contract announcement will be the first of many that will be delivered under the Force Posture Initiatives in Australia.

"In addition to construction contracts, there will be opportunities in sub-contracting, maintenance and supply arrangements that will benefit local suppliers over the next decade," Birrer said.

To support the growing Initiatives, Australia and the US will be investing around $2 billion into existing Defence infrastructure and facilities in the Northern Territory. This is part of an overall Defence investment package estimated to be around $8 billion over the next 10 years.

Construction projects to support the growing US Force Posture Initiatives will be undertaken over the next 10 years, providing opportunities for sectors including construction, professional services, maintenance and logistics.

Infrastructure and facilities development under the Force Posture Initiatives will be concentrated at Robertson Barracks, RAAF Base Darwin and RAAF Base Tindal, as well as training areas and ranges in the Northern Territory.

Work on the apron is expected to be completed by October 2019.

 

 

First Force Posture Initiatives contract awarded
lawyersweekly logo
FROM THE WEB
Recommended by Spike Native Network

more from defence connect

Dec 19 2018
Airbus secures C-130J contract extension
Airbus Australia Pacific has been awarded a two-year contract extension to provide sustainment servi...
Dec 19 2018
Top 5 for 2018: Defence Connect's best analysis pieces
It has been a busy year for Defence Connect, we have enjoyed bringing you the best news, information...
Dec 19 2018
Legal eagles support Navy’s $35bn future frigate program
International legal firm Ashurst has supported the Department of Defence as part of contractual nego...