BAULDERSTONE AWARDED PORT BONYTHON JETTY WALKWAY AND MOORING STRUCTURE REFURBISHMENT
29 February 2012
Baulderstone has reinforced its standing within the critical marine sector by being awarded the contract for the refurbishment of the Port Bonython Jetty near Whyalla - a major infrastructure project for South Australia.
The Port Bonython Jetty is a major hydrocarbon liquids terminal for the State and is located at Point Lowly, approximately 19 kilometres north east of Whyalla.
The Jetty, which is owned by the State Government, is 2.4 kilometres long - making it the largest in South Australia. The loading facilities, used for exporting LPG, crude oil and naphtha to domestic and international customers, are operated by Santos.
Baulderstone General Manager Michael Harper said the company was delighted to be awarded the contract for this project in an important region of South Australia.
"The Jetty was built in the early 1980s and the walkways and mooring structures are in need of restoration to ensure operations can continue safely.
"The project provides an opportunity to enhance South Australia's strategic export infrastructure which is key to delivering the State's economic growth."
Stage 1 of the project incorporates an $11 million refurbishment over 13 months which includes; design and proof engineering, mechanical cleaning, repair and replacement of structural members, patching and wrapping with an anti-corrosion membrane system and new jetty furniture.
The Port Bonython Jetty refurbishment builds on Baulderstone's considerable portfolio of marine projects including the highly successful Port Botany expansion.
The project is a further addition to a series of Baulderstone successes on landmark South Australian projects, with the company recently awarded the Southern Expressway Duplication and the Adelaide Oval redevelopment.
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