Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Bradford, today invited expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced organisations for works associated with the $1.6 billion Port Capacity Project.
Invitations are being sought in connection with the design and construction of the projectâ€™s maritime and road connection components.
â€śBoth these tenders are significant, large scale packages and will require the highest level of professional expertise, experience and resources in order to satisfy the stringent demands of the $1.6 billion Port Capacity Projectâ€ť, Mr Bradford said.
Together with design consultants Aurecon and Arup, PoMC will be seeking to advance the procurement processes to ensure the expansion of Victoriaâ€™s container and automotive capacity in line with trade demands.
â€śThe Port of Melbourne is Australiaâ€™s largest container, automotive and general cargo port handling around 7000 containers and 1000 motor vehicles a day on average. Responsible port infrastructure planning and development makes provision for additional short to medium term capacity a necessity.
â€śOne of the many challenges will be to carry out these large scale works without disrupting existing shipping operations at Webb Dock.
â€śPoMC will carefully stage the works in order to ensure continuity of trade, including vital shipping links to Tasmaniaâ€ť, Mr Bradford said.
The two tender packages will see the construction of roads and landside infrastructure, together with wharves, marine works and dredging inside Webb Dock.
The re-development of Webb Dockâ€™s new container and automotive terminals are expected to be operational in late 2016.
Press Release, October 31, 2012