Defence

Preston Point Wharf Reconstruction

Department of Defence

A replacement wharf and associated infrastructure was constructed at Preston Point, after the existing wharf was found to have deteriorated beyond repair.

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Fast Facts

Location: East Fremantle, WA

Start: March 2015

Completion: September 2015

Peak Workforce: 20

Ertech’s scope of works for this project included:

  • Demolition of existing slipway, concrete capping beam and wharf including timber deck, piles, lighting, power and services
  • Construction of approximately 108 meters of new sheet pile wall with capping beam
  • Construction of new guard rail
  • Construction of new wharf including chaffers
  • Construction of eight new steel piles
  • Installation of six new light poles
  • Installation of new 1T luffing / slewing JIB crane and the provision of training for the crane
  • Installation of two new service pillars
  • Design and construction of new floating pontoon
  • Design and construction of piles for new floating pontoon
  • Design and construction of new gangway
  • Installation of new service pillar
  • Design and construction of two 144kL water tanks
  • Construction of concrete pile plug, precast panels, steps, decks and topping slab
  • Design and construction of a pump shed including foundations & bunding
  • Installation of pump set
  • Design and construction of new fire main, booster, hose reels and fire hydrants

Government approvals from the Swan River Trust and the Department of Transport were required prior to the commencement of site work on the Department of Defence’s project

Ertech engaged a contingency supplier for the fabrication of steel tubes which had a 16 week lead time. This ensured that we would be able to mitigate project interruptions in the event that a delay occurred with the primary supplier.