OPEC Systems & Liberty Industrial Form Joint Venture

OPEC Systems and Liberty Industrial join forces for Maribyrnong Defence Site Remediation Project

22 August 2016 – Liberty Industrial has joined forces with OPEC Systems to provide a full spectrum of integrated demolition, remediation and civil contracting services for complex sites with elevated safety, environmental and engineering risk profiles. Known as the DERT joint venture, an acronym for Deconstruction, Explosives and Remediation Technologies, the joint venture was specifically developed to fit the multi-layered needs of the Defence Site Maribyrnong project.

Alliance partners OPEC Systems and Liberty Industrial, along with a carefully selected team of specialist subcontractors, will combine their unique capabilities to tackle what will undoubtedly be one of the most challenging and complicated site remediation projects ever undertaken in Australia.

With a history accrued through 100 years of mixed Defence activities including munitions manufacture, equipment testing, research activities and explosives storage the project comprises a complex tapestry of interwoven risks and challenges for whoever is awarded the task of remediating the site for its eventual use as a residential development.

Liberty Industrial and OPEC Systems have been providing specialist contracting solutions to the Department of Defence for several years in highly specialised fields such as chemical weapons handling and destruction, hazardous waste management, CBRNE solutions, UXO detection and clearance, complex demolition and contaminated site remediation works.

During the past 18 months the groundwork for a comprehensive solution has been laid. OPEC Systems and Liberty Industrial, each recognised and highly experienced specialists in their respective fields, have created DERT to realise the benefits, and indeed the necessity, for a unique collaborative joint venture effort.

The joint venture is a reflection of OPEC Systems and Liberty Industrial’s shared mission to offer practical, client centric and highly specialised services to key clients at sites where traditional demolition and remediation solutions will simply not have the capacity or level of sophistication required to adequately manage the risks.

“The joint venture delivers a unified, progressive, collaborative and innovative solution,” said Peter Murphy, Director of OPEC Systems. “The combined capabilities and assets of the two companies, are extremely complementary. There is tremendous synergy in this joint offering and our clients and stakeholders will benefit greatly from this purpose built alliance”.

>“Synergistic benefits also exist with regard to the union of each company’s highly skilled key personnel who are combining under the DERT banner to create a capability unparalleled in the Australian site remediation arena” said Liberty Industrial Director, Clinton Dick. “The team is comprised of experienced professionals with the hard won credentials and industry experience to deliver the project in a safe, reliable and effective manner”.