In order to improve the safety and decrease long term running costs, BHP requested that elements of the Finucane Island C & D berths be replaced.
Austral was brought on to utilise their fleet of marine construction equipment to safely and efficiently perform all the requested structural repair work.
The demolition of the existing Dolphin access stairs
The replacement of corroded ladders at 9 locations along the Berth. Here, the 60T crane on the maintenance deck was used to rig the ladders, and a 80T crane aboard the Austral Pilbara 250 SEMP was used to remove and transport the sections
Repair works to the Girder walkway support’s, replacing corroded members
Encapsulating, blasting, and addition of protective coating to supporting members
The removal of two 44.8m long walkways
Fabrication, assembly, and installation of replacement walkways in place of those being removed
Replacement of Girder access platforms and girder access grating