Gertzel Engineering Surveyors was engaged by Austral Construction for the construction of a 200m wharf extension for the Port Kembla Corporation.
The Port of Melbournes $1.6billion Port Capacity Project involves the expansion of Webb Dock to meet Victorias growing trade demands.
A significant component of the Project is the Maritime Works Package worth $400 million which was awarded to McConnell Dowell. This Design & Construct package includes the construction of a
- 920m Wharf at Web Dock West
- Upgraded Navigation & Berthing aids
- Rebuilding of existing Wharfs at Webb Dock East
- 2.3 million cubic metres of low impact dredging at Webb Dock
Gertzel Engineering Surveyors has been engaged by McConnell Dowell to provide Survey management of the project.
Corio Quay Nth wharf is a multi purpose Berth which also provides access for a woodchip ship loader. The current ship loader facility is being replaced as it nears the end of its useful life. The new facility will increase the size of shipping that can berth for the next 20 years. The works required to construct the new facility include;
- Breast & Mooring dolphins
- Ship loading platform
- Ship gangway.
Gertzel Engineering Surveyors was contracted to the McConnell Dowel for the provision of surveying services for the project. Survey works so far have comprised;
- Construction set out
- Services drawing/as-built
- As-built construction details
- Design verification
The existing Barwon River road bridge is a 300m long timber bridge , built in 1927, It is being reconstructed as it is rapidly reaching the end of its operational life. Along with the reconstruction of the timber & concrete road bridge a new contemporary, architecturally designed pedestrian bridge is also to be constructed adjacent to the road bridge. The construction of both bridges is within the tidal zone and all foundations for the bridges are below sea level.
These factors provide for a very exciting and challenging project. The project cost is 40 million dollars. Gertzel Engineering Surveyors are contracted to McConnell Dowell for the provision of surveying services for the project. Survey work so far has included – hydrographic surveys to prove the existing conditions of the Barwon River.
• Marine Piling for the extensive temporary works.
• Services as-builts and drawings
• Construction setout.