Tui Industries ensures reliability of Darwin Helium plant


The recently commissioned BOC Australia plant located near the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory is a major investment for BOC and of growing strategic importance for reliable Helium supplies to Australian and foreign markets.

Historically helium has been imported into Australia from the US and the Middle East.

Given the rarity of helium and that there is no other source in the Southern Hemisphere, replacement of supplies at short notice due to production limitations is expensive and difficult. Shortfalls would be unavoidable because of the lead time involved so plant reliability is essential to realisation of the business case.

All major BOC plants in the region are remotely operated from their South Pacific Remote Operations Centre (ROC) in Sydney with limited operational activity performed locally.

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