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NCIG CET3 - Berth K10

Principal: Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group

Contractor : Laing O'Rourke Australia Pty Ltd 

Engineer: Aurecon Hatch 

Date: Aug 2011 - Sep 2012

Scope/Product: Structural Fabricated Steel - Modular Wharf Components            



With previously constructed Berths K8 and K9, Berth K10 forms Stage Three of NCIG’s Coal Export Terminal expansion in the NSW Hunter Valley region. The project comprises of the construction of a new berth capable of berthing vessels up to 320m length overall size to facilitate increased export capacity and provide operational flexibility.

Key Requirements and Scope:

To manage the offshore procurement, fabrication, inspection, delivery to Newcastle Port and the preparation of comprehensive QA/QC handover documentation. The scope comprised approximately 2,100MT of structural steel including Mooring Headstocks, Intermediate Headstocks, Rail Girders, Road Trusses, Thrust Struts, Maintenance Platforms and ancillary components including access platforms, walkways, ladders and handrails.

"The offshore fabrication of steelwork was arguably the biggest risk to manage on the K10 berth construction. J Steel's offshore experience and ability to manage key risks that accompany offshore fabrication contributed significantly to the success of the project". Greg Cook, Project Manager

Solutions and Benefits:

  • Fabrication and supply of wharf structure components within specifically agreed modular forms resulted in on site assembly time savings and minimization of the related environmental and OHS issues
  • Collaboration with the client and project owners representatives to develop a supply concept reflecting the specific delivery, transport and on-site installation requirements resulted in development of a specific delivery and traffic management plan
  • The size of the supplied units was determined based on the maximum allowable dimensions related to available transport routs from the port to the site. Detailed local transport plan to accommodate large fabricated components up to 45m in length, within the Newcastle Port and project site environment
  • Significant economical benefits through offshore fabrication whilst ensuring high quality product and timely delivery
  • A comprehensive quality and project management strategy was developed and implemented, incorporating full time off shore fabrication management, supervision, inspection, non-destructive testing, expediting and reporting



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