As part of a successful bid to provide towage services, Pilbara Marine required the design and construction of a Tug service berth, a maintenance platform, cyclone moorings, and navigational aids for Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) in Port Hedland, WA.
Austral was subcontracted to install piles for the new facility designed for cyclonic loading experienced in the region.
Installation 25 No. piles from Austral barges including: jack up barge and Westsea barge with 400T crane and S-500 IHC pile driving hammer. Piles driven were 7 No. 1219mm OD walkway piles, 17 No. 2000mm OD mooring piles, and 1 No. 1219mm OD navigation aid pile
Cutting piles to design level
Installation of new headstocks and walkways
Installation of floating walkways and associated access ramps
Removal of selected existing navigation aids, and installation of new replacement navigation aids
Installation of a large fender to existing dolphin