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Grafton Wharf Repairs

ClientBoral
Value$860,000
StateNew South Wales
CompletedMay 2016

As the Grafton Wharf was severely dilapidated, it required demolition to make place for the construction of a new wharf and docking ramp. This project is a wharf refurbishment consisting of earthworks, concrete demolition/reinstatement and sheet piling for a boat ramp.

The Project

The new wharf structure included a pre-cast concrete retaining wall tied back to a dead-man footing using steel piles and a stressing bar. The boat docking ramp was constructed using concrete and sheet piles. The split level concrete deck incorporated a first flush drainage system.

Innovation

VEC used UC piles and pre-cast panels in conjunction with a stressing rod on this site. To construct the retaining wall, the team used a dead-man footing and an anchorage system.VEC’s continuous innovation was also reflected on this project when the team devised an air jet from materials on-site, and a compressor for the removal existing piles.The Grafton Wharf is a key distribution point for the Boral quarry facility. VEC successfully collaborated with the client to maintain their quarry productivity throughout construction.

Head Office

10b Industrial Dr, Ulverstone,
TAS 7315

PO Box 812
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
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Phone +61 3 6425 6530
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Hobart Office

Level 3, 116 Bathurst Street
Hobart, TAS 7000

PO Box 812
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
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Phone +61 3 6425 6530
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Melbourne Office

Level 10, 567 Collins Street, 
Melbourne, VIC 3000

PO Box 812 
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
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Queensland Office

2 Burke Street,
Woolloongabba, QLD 4102

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Ulverstone, TAS 7315
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