Integrated Marine Operations Centre

A new Integrated Marine Operations Centre (IMOC) is being constructed at the Port of Port Hedland to facilitate the safe and efficient movement of an increasing number of vessels through the harbour.

The IMOC will be located adjacent to the existing Port Administration Building and will replace the existing and outdated Shipping Control Tower.

The new facility will:

  • Control the marine operations of the port, including vessel movements in the inner harbour through the channel and off shore anchorage. 
  • House best practice Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Systems and state-of-the-art equipment for the harbour master function, dredging management, port security, marine pilot briefing facilities and improved incident control capability.

The IMOC is one of three projects funded by the Port Improvement Rate, a temporary levy charged on vessels entering and exiting the harbour, which funds capital improvements necessary to sustain the long-term operation and development of the Port of Port Hedland. 

Project Status: 

  • In early 2017, Pindan commenced main construction works for the IMOC building and tower.
  • The building basement and ground floor slab are now in place, with steelworks for ground and first floor structures underway. The IMOC tower walls are currently being constructed.
  • Australian Maritime Systems Group Limited (AMS) was announced as the successful tenderer for the Design, Supply, Installation & Maintenance of the IMOC VTS System, with the system’s detailed design currently underway.
  • On-site works are progressing and PPA continues to work closely with stakeholders during the construction of the project.

Watch the IMOC's construction up to January 2018.

Further information:

Ministerial Media Statement - Design and Construct contractor announced
Ministerial Media Statement - Modern control tower for Port Hedland port
Project Status History
IMOC Design and Image Gallery


IMOC enquiries can be directed to:

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