Gladstone Coal Exporters Maritime Precinct Project Takes Shape (Australia)

The East Shores – Gladstone Coal Exporters Maritime Precinct project is progressing well, with construction of the waterfront boardwalk and viewing deck now underway.

Pile-driving activities have now been completed at the $45M project, which is being delivered by Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) and Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET), and the placement of concrete deck units to create the viewing platform has commenced, with approximately half of the units in place.

Préfabrication of the concrete deck units was undertaken in a casting yard on site and the units were then transported by crane to the waterfront site for installation.

Significant pile driving was required to construct the boardwalk along Auckland Creek in preparation for the installation of the viewing platform.

These works were spread out over a number of months to reduce inconvenience to local residents and surrounding businesses.

The removal of soft earth and stabilisation of embankment continue to prepare the site for construction of the new facilities.

Press Release, December 20, 2013

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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