The Northern Lift consortium has been shortlisted to deliver the Darwin Ship Lift. Led by Australian multidisciplinary construction contractor BESIX Watpac, Northern Lift consists of leading marine infrastructure specialists.
Northern Lift is a carefully selected team reflecting the importance placed on the Darwin Ship Lift, their commitment to delivering an outstanding turn-key solution for the Territory, and the commitment of all in their team to engage local subcontractors.
Northern Lift leader, BESIX Watpac is a proudly Australian company infused with the multidisciplinary expertise and global financial strength of their parent company, BESIX. Watpac has four decades of trusted local experience and partnerships, bringing the best of the world’s capability together.
The Northern Lift team includes
- Aurecon for onshore design
- Royal HaskoningDHV for ship lift and offshore design
- FSG geotechnics for piling design
- Brady Marine and civil to lead the management of local subcontractors on the marine construction
Northern Lift has the engineering expertise to provide the certainty of a full turnkey facility. This will de-risk delivery and ensure the Northern Territory is home to Australia’s best ship lift and marine infrastructure facility by 2024.
Northern Lift is excited to be shortlisted for the Darwin Ship Lift project, which will provide vital infrastructure and economic stimulus for the Northern Territory. Local business opportunities, job creation, Indigenous participation and training will provide an ongoing legacy for Territorians. In preparation of the tender, Northern Lift is encouraging suppliers and subcontractors to register their interest in the project.
Keep your eye out for updates as the project progresses. This will include packages of works available and industry briefings updates.
The Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (“Building Code”) will be applicable to the project
Darwin Industry Briefing - Monday 14 December
The Northern Lift Consortium, led by BESIX Watpac hosted an open industry briefing in Darwin for interested local contractors and suppliers. The briefing provided an overview of the project and information regarding opportunities to participate in supporting the Consortium's bid for the Darwin Ship Lift Project.
A copy of the presentation slides are available below, in the Project Documents section, along with this short video which featured in the presentation from BESIX Watpac - https://vimeo.com/491935215SHOW LESS
Darwin Industry Briefing Presentation▲ CONTRACT
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