AusGroup Limited (the “Company”) subsidiary NT Port and Marine has reached out to Federal and Territory Ministers to advise them that they have immediate capacity to store fuel reserves in Australia.
Three vertical fuel tanks have available capacity to store up to 30 million litres combined, and are strategically located at Port Melville on Melville Island, 63 nautical miles north of Darwin. The tanks have been recently constructed and have been used to store and service the commercial marine industry, land fuel requirements both industrial and community, and the oil & gas and defence sectors.
AusGroup Chief Executive Officer and Manager Director Shane Kimpton said, “AusGroup was established in Australia in1988 and remains committed to providing local jobs and opportunities for Australians. This includes education and employment opportunities for indigenous Tiwi Islanders as part of our NT Port and Marine (NTPM) business. This was always part of our strategy while commercialising the port, with the intent for Tiwi Islanders to build careers on their land and enrich their communities in the long term.
We have engaged Federal and Territory Ministers since the commercialisation of the port and have made them aware on multiple occasions that we have the capability and capacity to support Australian strategic fuel storage requirements.
I look forward to more proactive discussions with the Government in their efforts to increase Australian fuel supplies, with the opportunity to store 30 million litres of fuel domestically.”
About NT Port and Marine
NT Port and Marine is a marine services company based in Darwin, Australia, and subsidiary of AusGroup Limited. We offer logistics and marine transportation support services to the oil and gas industry, general marine and defence sectors.
With locations at Port Melville and East Arm Supply Base, we can provide marine and land fuel, areas for laydown and storage, berthage and accommodation facilities.