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Berth Impact Damage Repairs

ClientTasPorts
Value$200K
StateTasmania
CompletedJuly 2016

The Devonport 3 East wharf was subject to accidental collision by a ship, causing significant damage to the berth. the work under this contract involved removal of damaged sections and the reconstruction of the wharf to its original condition, as well as works required to repair of the wharf structure. VEC utilised our in-house structural remediation capabilities and plant to deliver an aesthetically pleasing and functional result for the client.

The Project

The collision of the ship caused significant damage to a pile, front edge beam, fender and the crane beam. This project involved the replacement of the damaged pile with a new one in the extension of the crane beam and the extension of the crane beam to tie-in with the new pile. To enable our crew to perform these works, they had to expose the existing reinforcement. This was done using VEC’s high pressure water jetting unit to remove the existing concrete. The existing reinforcement was then spliced to extend the crane beam.

Furthermore, the crew fixed the damaged edge and front beam, reinstated the water main and fender attachments and placed a new fender. The damaged pile was replaced by a new 600mm steel pile that VEC drove using their Junttan Pile Rig. The pile was wrapped with a Denso Sea Shield System. Further repairs were completed to damaged sections of the crane beam. VEC designed, constructed and installed an access system that was utilised to provide safe access under the wharf. VEC’s robotic frame was used to improve safety when removing the damaged concrete and exposing the reinforcement prior to repair.

Head Office

10b Industrial Dr, Ulverstone,
TAS 7315

PO Box 812
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Hobart Office

Level 3, 116 Bathurst Street
Hobart, TAS 7000

PO Box 812
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Melbourne Office

Level 10, 567 Collins Street, 
Melbourne, VIC 3000

PO Box 812 
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 (03) 9278 5100
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Queensland Office

2 Burke Street,
Woolloongabba, QLD 4102

PO Box 812 
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112