Customer: Australian Industrial Energy
Location: Port Kembla, New South Wales
Australian Industrial Energy (AIE) is building a gas import facility at Port Kembla to bring flexible additional energy supply to the eastern seaboard of Australia. The selected site is an abandoned coal terminal. AIE awarded the engineer, procure and construct (EPC) contract for the new marine facilities to McConnell Dowell.
McConnell Dowell's work scope includes the new wharf construction, revetment, quay wall, nine dolphins, wharf furniture, main equipment foundations and marine loading arm platform structures. Demolition and dredging works required to suit the new facility will be carried out by others.
The wharf construction is a 'Combi Wall' design, involving large piles (up to 1500 mm diameter) vibrated into the seabed and sheet piles installed between them. The front wall will be anchored to a further sheet-piled continuous wall using 161 tie-rods each 35 m long and approximately 150 mm diameter.