ASCO opens Australian marine supply base
International oilfield support services company ASCO has opened its new marine supply base in Darwin, Australia.
ABERDEEN, UK – International oilfield support services company ASCO has opened its new marine supply base in Darwin, Australia.
The $110-million purpose-built supply base will support Northern Australia’s growth as an international hub for the oil and gas industry. Funded by the Northern Territory government, ASCO has managed both the design and construction of the base, and has a 20-year contract with the Territory government to manage its operations.
Key features of the Darwin marine supply base include three working berths with no tidal restrictions, 4,000 sq m (43,056 sq ft) of laydown alongside each berth, a heavy-lift berth capable of operating with a 600-metric ton (661-ton) crane, open and undercover storage, office space and accommodation facilities, dangerous goods and waste transit embankments, and a drilling mud plant.