TASPORTS is investing more than $8 million in the fire system at the Selfs Point fuel transit facility on the River Derwent about five kilometres from the Hobart city centre.

TasPorts CEO Anthony Donald said the project represents a significant infrastructure investment for the company and would bring the system in line with current and future strategic and operational requirements.

“We are proud to say that 85% of the project costs will remain within Tasmania. In line with this, TasPorts has partnered with Tasmanian owned and operated Shaw Contracting to undertake this significant project,” Mr Donald said.

“Shaw Contracting is an industry leader in civil infrastructure projects, with extensive construction and project management. We’re looking forward to working with the team to complete these important works.”

Shaw CEO Joe Luttrell said, “The project is the culmination of Shaw and TasPorts working together to provide the best value for money design solution to protect the Selfs Point asset with safety and environmental best practice at the forefront of the design”.