Decmil chief executive Scott Criddle .

Decmil chief executive Scott Criddle .

CONSTRUCTION firm Decmil Group has been awarded a A$147 million contract to design and build an expansion of the offshore processing centre at Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.

It marks the second contract win for Decmil to undertake work associated with the processing centre, with Decmil Australia chosen to construct a major facility on the island last year to the value of A$137 million last year.

The scope of work under the contract will include construction of accommodation facilities for transferees and staff; central dining and recreational facilities to cater for transferees and staff; central catering health, welfare and operational and logistics facilities to cater for all services provider staff, transferees and other site occupants, and supporting engineering facilities and services.

Decmil chief executive Scott Criddle said in December the additional contract win on Manus Island demonstrated its proven capability to work on government projects, showcasing its expertise in delivering buildings and infrastructure in offshore and remote locations.

“The win strengthens our diversification strategy away from reliance on the resources and oil and gas industries,” he said.

“Our proven delivery coupled with our strong relationship with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has enabled us to achieve this significant win.”