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TAMS Group wins first Southern Ports contracts

Contract wins mark TAMS Group’s expansion into southern WA. Diversified marine and port services company TAMS Group has announced it has been awarded two contracts with Southern Ports Authority for infrastructure and asset improvement works at the Ports of Albany and Bunbury.

Valued at $4.5 million, they are the first contracts TAMS has been awarded by Southern Ports, which oversees the regional Western Australian ports of Albany, Bunbury, and Esperance. It also marks an expansion for Fremantle-headquartered TAMS into the South West and South Coast regions. Most of TAMS’ work in Western Australia has been centred around the metropolitan, Pilbara and Kimberley regions. TAMS is now contracted by four of WA’s five Port Authorities.

The Port of Bunbury contract involves refurbishment works to the headstocks and beams of the multiuser and multi-commodity Berth 8, with the application of new protective coatings to the steelwork.

Under the Port of Albany contract, TAMS will carry out steel and concrete repairs to the Port’s Berth 3. TAMS will deploy teams in the coming weeks, initially to Bunbury, and then to Albany later in the year.

Locally based sub-contractors will assist TAMS across the sites. In Albany, TAMS has committed to engaging Indigenous civil contracting group, Triodia Australia. The Triodia team will be undertaking the concreting work on the Berth 3 contract. The works are expected to start in July 2023 and complete in 2024. The investment by Southern Ports into its port infrastructure will improve efficiency of the two ports and will allow for increased and diversified trade capacity, and support job creation. The contract wins follow TAMS Group being awarded a major contract from Pilbara Ports Authority in May 2023 to expand the Nelson Point Tug Haven facility at the Port of Port Hedland.

TAMS Group Chief Executive Officer Lee Bartlett said: “We are very pleased to secure these contracts from Southern Ports to upgrade the infrastructure and facilities at the Ports of Albany and Bunbury. The works will improve the Ports’ longevity, while expanding capacity, trade, and jobs in the region.

“As always, we will engage local businesses and suppliers to support our work program, which is expected to start next month. We’re pleased to have appointed Indigenous civil contractors, Triodia, to provide concreting services under the Albany contract.

“It is our first contract with Southern Ports and it sees TAMS now engaged by four out of five of Western Australia’s Port Authorities. It represents the continuing strong growth of our business and TAMS’ firm position as a leader in marine services in WA.”

TAMS has been awarded contracts from Southern Ports for upgrades to the Ports of Albany and Bunbury.

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