Australian Maritime Systems Group (AMSG) has been awarded a contract by Chevron to design and install a new vessel tracking service (VTS) system to manage shipping to and from the Gorgon LNG project on Barrow Island, 60km off the north-west coast of Western Australia.
AMSG managing director John Sugarman said the new VST would utilise state-of-the-art radar and software systems.
“We’re delighted to continue our work with Chevron Australia,” Sugarman said.
“Our fully integrated technologies will enable maximum safety and efficiency to be achieved at the port.
“Western Australia has become one of our most important markets in recent years and we believe it will continue to offer opportunities to cutting-edge companies like AMSG.”
AMSG installed the existing VTS system and marine aids to navigation during the construction of the Gorgon project and provided ongoing support and maintenance.
The Port of Barrow Island will utilise Kelvin Hughes radar and the premier Saab V3000 command and control VTS Software, which is now used at many of the world’s busiest ports, including Shanghai, Hong Kong and Rotterdam, as well as Darwin and Fremantle in Australia.
The system will be designed, built and tested at the AMSG Brisbane factory, then transported to WA for installation and on-site testing and commissioning.
Earlier this year AMSG announced it would design and install a new VTS at Port Hedland – the world’s largest bulk export port – on behalf of Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA).
The company previously installed the VTS now used at the PPA-managed Port of Dampier.
AMSG has also installed offshore and onshore marine monitoring systems for the Chevron- operated Wheatstone LNG project.