The Western Australian Government owned Australian Marine Complex (AMC) Common User Facility (CUF) is a ~400,000m2 integrated heavy engineering facility for fabrication, assembly, commissioning, maintenance, and repair activities. It has been operating since 2003 and is located on Cockburn Sound, 23km south of Perth within the AMC.
Facilities at the CUF are available to the defence, marine, energy, resource and logistics industries on a project-by-project basis. Companies using the CUF provide their own project management, workforce and operating methods and use the CUF as an extension of their workplace for the duration of their project.
The infrastructure at the CUF includes 6 wharves, a 12,000T Floating Dock, Self-propelled modular transporters, fabrication buildings and offices along with 37 hectares of laydown area.
The AMC was developed to enhance opportunities by clustering industries within a dedicated industrial area. The AMC is made of up 5 main precincts including Shipbuilding, Technology, Support Industry, Fabrication (Including the Common User Facility) and Recreational Boating. There are over 150 business situated within the precincts.