Reclamation work in Port Kembla's Outer Harbour is progressing according to schedule. A significant milestone was achieved during March, with the 1 millionth tonne of material being placed in the Outer Harbour reclamation.
During March, PKPC also entered into an agreement with construction company GPT/Ward Civil who are in charge of the West Keira Street development in Wollongongs CBD. The agreement will see approximately 60,000 cubic metres of excavated rock, moved to the port to be used in the Outer Harbour reclamation.
Further steps to progress the development are underway. Expressions of Interest have been called for suitably qualified engineering consultants to submit details of their capacity and experience to be considered for short listing as preselected tenders for design and contract documentation for the first new shipping berth in the Outer Harbour.
The next phase of tender for this work will call for the engineering consultants to work closely with the Port Corporation to produce detailed designs and technical specifications for:
dredging of the shipping channel and berthing basins;
construction of the first wharf; and
construction of additional reclamation areas and all associated roads and services to complete a fully operational berth facility.
The Outer Harbour at Port Kembla is being developed to provide additional land and berthing facilities to cater for expected trade growth into the future.
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