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Darwin seeks tenants for East Arm Wharf

<p>The Darwin Port Corporation (DPC) is seeking expressions of interest to develop 6 ha of reclaimed land adjacent to its East Arm Wharf.</p> <p>The $200m port facility at East Arm includes intermodal access to the transcontinental Adelaide-Darwin railway.</p> <p>The wharf siding is adjacent to a 1,700-ha greenfield site &#8211 which encompasses the 130-ha Darwin Business Park &#8211 and large tracts of industrially-zoned land. </p> <p>There would be no DPC capital contribution available for the development of the site, the corporation said on Friday (May 25). </p> <p>DPC will not be responsible for the upgrading, connection or extension of services required for the development. </p> <p>The successful proponent will be issued with an occupation licence or a lease.</p> <p>The East Arm Wharf facility incorporates:</p> <p>&#8226 754 metres of continuous berth face, 600 metres of landbacked berth and 154 metres bulk liquids berth (including mooring dolphin) with a vessel design capacity of 80,000dwt </p> <p>&#8226 18 ha of sealed hardstand, a 4,000 sq m undercover cargo handling facility and a further 18 ha of bunded area for future reclamation </p> <p>&#8226 A 16 -metre wide railway access causeway, which links to the Adelaide- Darwin railway and national rail network to an intermodal container facility </p> <p>&#8226 Access to 200 metre of wharf on the common-user berth facility for container vessels. The berth is served by a rail mounted portainer crane, with a heavy lifting capacity of 70 tonnes at 10 metre outreach from the fender line and 40 tonne at 30 metre outreach </p> <p>&#8226 The facility has future capacity for further quay cranes and </p> <p>&#8226 FreightLink has a 4-ha intermodal container terminal with the capacity to handle in excess of 250,000 teu a year. The facility has two rail sidings and mobile terminal operating equipment. </p> <br />