Port Moresby, PNG


CPB Contractors PNG Ltd





APEC Haus, the premier Convention Centre created to host some of the world’s top diplomats during the 2018 APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Coorperation) Summit, is an iconic building in Papua New Guinea. Built by CPB Contractors PNG and funded by Oil Search, the most significant challenge for this project was a tight program to ensure completion for the summit.

VAE committed to training local labour to ensure that this important landmark was built by the people of PNG. Following the summit APEC Haus has become a museum and tourist attraction, celebrating PNG’s rich culture and people.

VAE was awarded the mechanical services contract based on our substantial value-added engineering, our promise of built in certainty, and meeting project budgetary expectations. Our proven track record in delivering on large complex projects in PNG was also key.  

VAE’s commitment to safety was a crucial requirement for CPB during construction VAE were awarded a safety award for our performance on site.


Project completed three months ahead of program


20 National PNG workers – Upskilling and training of local PNG Nationals