Integrated Marine Operations Centre

A new Integrated Marine Operations Centre (IMOC) will be 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The IMOC will be located adjacent to the existing Port Administration Building and will replace the existing and outdated Shipping Control Tower.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: 

  • Following a detailed evaluation process, Pindan Consulting Pty Ltd has been announced as the successful tenderer to design and construct the IMOC.
  • Request for Tender (RFT) for the Design, Supply, Installation & Maintenance of the IMOC Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) System was advertised in early June 2016. Tender documents are available at the PPA Tenders webpage. 
  • Works on-site are expected to begin towards the end of 2016. PPA will continue to work closely with key stakeholders during the construction phase of the project.

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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