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Wednesday, 19 September 2018 06:50

McConnell Dowell Awarded Toll Berthing & Infrastructure Project

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce a new contract to upgrade existing wharf facilities at Webb Dock and Burnie on behalf of Toll. The upgrades are required to allow the wharves to receive a new larger class of vessel procured by Toll to better service the Victorian/ Tasmanian shipping route.

The project award comes after an intense and productive 10-week Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) process between the two organisations, focused on developing the best design and delivery solution to ensure the works are completed on-time.

The project will be a complex logistics challenge whereby McConnell Dowell is required to upgrade both terminals concurrently whilst maintaining full operations. 

A summary of the scope of work per location is as follows:

Webb Dock

  • Quayside strengthening works including; construction of discrete sheet pile wall, removal of existing pavement, installation of 192 reinforced concrete piles, construction of concrete relieving platform, re-instatement of pavement gravels and asphalt.
  • Construction of two mooring dolphins

  • Construction of new abutment, removal of existing linkspan and installation of new larger linkspan

  • Low/ high voltage electrical upgrades

 Burnie

  • Construction of two abutment dolphins, mooring and berthing dolphins
  • Construction of new abutment, removal of existing linkspan and installation of new larger linkspan

  • Low/ high voltage electrical upgrades

The delivery program is extremely tight and was a focus of the project team throughout the ECI process. McConnell Dowell worked closely with Toll to procure all long lead items throughout this phase, further demonstrating the advantages of this delivery model for complex accelerated projects.

The project will commence immediately and will be completed ready for the new vessels at the end of February 2019.

 Toll Ship Webb Dock