Strahan Main Wharf Reconstruction

ClientTasPorts
Value$3.9M
StateTasmania
CompletedFebruary 2018

The Strahan port is an integral part of the Strahan community and the West Coast of Tasmania. The Strahan port provides a sense of place for the residents of Strahan and being a critical element in the historic fabric of Strahan, as wel as economically through employment opportunities and the enhancement of tourist experience and aesthetically, through creating a picturesque back drop to the town.

The Project

VEC were awarded the Design and Construct contract to complete the works on the Strahan Main Wharf in October 2016. Three options were provided to TasPorts in our tender submission. These were:

  1. Sheet Pile construction;Circular Hollow Section (CHS) driven piles and precast construction; orCombination of CHS driven piles, sheet piles and precast concrete.
  2. The works were programmed to be completed in three stages, allowing continued access and use of wharf sections that were not under construction at the time.
  3. Option 3 with sheet piles was preferred by TasPorts as it was a similar construction to the adjacent wharf and also offered the most cost efficient solution.

With the completion of stage 1, access was available to undertake more geotechnical investigation to help us understand the ground conditions for stage 2 and 3. From this, it became evident that the ground conditions varied greatly to that of stage 1. Therefore, option 2 including CHS driven piles and precast constructed crossheads was chosen to be the most effective solution.

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