AMSA Storage and Maintenance

Project Details

Project NameAMSA Storage and Maintenance
Project LocationVarious locations (Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville)
End userAMSA
OPEC project managerAdrian Hawes
Year completed2013 – present

Project Description

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is the Federal agency responsible for responding to maritime oil spill events within Australia. The contract includes providing suitably equipped facilities at strategic locations and to have qualified staff undertake maintenance on the oil spill equipment to ensure it is operationally ready at all times.

OPEC Scope

The OPEC Marine Division executes this project through four strategic locations within Australia. Project managing the services out of the Brisbane Office, the Marine Division operates facilities in Minto (NSW), Brisbane and Townsville (QLD). The work entails the coordination of a maintenance program across the three locations, with teams being injected into the facilities to undertake a combination of scheduled and reactive maintenance on a quarterly basis. The work involves the servicing of small plant and machinery, as well as providing technicians to maintain the highly specialised oil recovery systems, ranging from self-propelled skimming vessels, to large offshore containment booms and sweep systems.

Challenges / Solutions

OPEC was one of the first private companies to establish a national service to industry for this contract and offered a national solution to the client. The Client integrated a new asset management system during the first three years of the contract and OPEC successfully supported and transitioned the data


  • Successful establishment of facilities and resources at three locations prior to contract execution (Sydney, Townsville, Brisbane).

• Receipt of equipment into facilities within agreed schedule.

• Implementation of an asset management system which provided both maintenance and logistical tracking of equipment. • Mobilisation of equipment within the contract period for maritime events.