Awarded 5th project in 5 years for Port of Melbourne

We are pleased to advise that the Port of Melbourne has awarded us a contract to complete Stage 1 of the Swanson Dock West Remediation Project which includes the remediation and upgrade of the existing wharf structure.  

Port of Melbourne CEO Saul Cannon said he was excited to see upgrade works progressing as part of the Port of Melbourne’s 2050 Port Development Strategy.  

“Swanson Dock West wharf structures must be remediated and upgraded to enable us to continue to handle container vessels for the next 50 years. 

“The existing SDW wharf is of varying ages and forms of construction. Sections of the wharf are close to or beyond the typical design life of 30 years and as a result, major remediation is needed.” 

General Manager for McConnell Dowell in Victoria and Tasmania, David Sims, said that the company was thrilled to be continuing its long-standing relationship with the Port of Melbourne. 

“Swanson Dock West will be the fifth project we’ve delivered for Port of Melbourne since 2017 and that means continued jobs and employment opportunities for our local staff, subcontractors and suppliers. We look forward to delivering great outcomes for the Port of Melbourne and its users.”  

SDW International Container Terminal currently has a three-berth operation. Port of Melbourne’s three-stage program has been developed to enable it to maintain a two-berth operation for the duration of the works. Commencing from Berth 1, the project will focus on completing works for each berth, moving progressively toward Berth 3. 

Swanson Dock West (SDW) is a critical International Container Terminal (ICT) comprising of a 944m wharf with three container-handling berths, which were constructed in several stages between the 1960s and 1980s. 

The SDW Remediation Project is due for completion in 2027.