Australian company Icon SI has been awarded a multi-million dollar US construction contract as part of the US Force Posture Initiatives (USFPI).
The US Naval Facilities Command Pacific announced the US$10.07 million contract, which will see Icon SI construct an earth-covered magazine facility at RAAF Base Tindal.
The project is part of a range of initiatives for Australia and the US in the NT over the next 10 years.
Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds said Australia and the US will jointly invest around A$2 billion in a range of USFPI projects over the life of the initiative.
“This announcement highlights the opportunities that the USFPI brings to Australian businesses and reinforces that Australian industry is globally competitive,” Minister Reynolds said.
“Infrastructure and facilities development under the USFPI will be concentrated between Robertson Barracks, RAAF Base Darwin and RAAF Base Tindal as well as training areas and ranges in the Northern Territory.
“These infrastructure investments enable the activities of the Marine Rotational Force – Darwin and Enhanced Air Cooperation.”
In addition to construction contracts, there will be opportunities in sub-contracting, maintenance and supply arrangements.
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price aid construction projects to support the growing US Force Posture Initiatives will provide opportunities for many sectors including construction, professional services, maintenance and logistics.
“Australian funded projects include airfield upgrades, base support improvements – including accommodation, mess facilities and gymnasiums – and upgrades to training areas and ranges,” Minister Price said.
“I’m particularly pleased to see that the US Department of Defence has selected an Australian company to construct the earth-covered magazine facility RAAF Base Tindal.”
Construction projects to support the growing USFPI will provide opportunities for many sectors including construction, professional services, maintenance and logistics.