Australia: Fremantle Ports’ Inner Harbour Development Moves Ahead

A wharf upgrade starting next week at Fremantle Ports’ Inner Harbour will involve installation of a new fender system at E Berth and part of D Berth on Victoria Quay.

Work will include removing the existing 290-metre fender system; driving new steel piles into the harbour; installing concrete planks, beams, fabricated steel items, new rubber fenders and wharf furnishings; and reinstating the deck.

The piling component, occurring intermittently from Mondays to Saturdays over the next eight months, will generate noise but will be carried out between 7 am and 7 pm only.

The timber fender system at E Berth was originally constructed in 1927, with the last major maintenance completed in 1995. Due to the structure’s age and condition, a total replacement is now required.

In 1997, almost two-thirds of D Berth’s timber fender was replaced and upgraded and the remaining third, adjacent to E Berth, now also requires replacement. D and E berths are used for continued cargo handling and vessel repairs.

The new fender system will reduce the stresses imposed on the existing wharf by the larger ships and will need less wharf maintenance.

The system can be incorporated in any future new wharf structure and will enable improved vessel berth positioning, especially for some smaller ships. The wharf upgrading will take 10 months to complete.

Similar work was undertaken at Berth 2 on North Quay about two years ago.

Press Release, January 9, 2014

 

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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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