Nelson Point Wharf Repairs

Port Hedland WA
Jul 2018 to Sep 2019

Nelson Point Wharf Repairs


Berths A and B Wharf at Nelson Point, Port Hedland was constructed in two sections in 1968 and 1971. Ship loaders 1 and 2 (SL1 and SL2) load iron ore, with dual loading capability. SL1 and SL2 were replaced and conveyors P25 and P118 had capacity upgrades in 2014. The new machines are larger & heavier, hence a structural risk to BHP‐IO ensued.

The Wharf Remediation Project (WRP) was established to assess and repair structural integrity issues. The project was approximately 60% complete when a previous contract was terminated. Freyssinet Australia supported G&S (a BHP panellist) to tender and secure a contract to complete the works, which included:

  • Concrete remediation and extension of preventative cathodic protection.
  • Pile wrapping and jacketing c/w surface preparation.
  • Open work fronts requiring urgent completion.
  • Shutdown works.
  • Cyclone management.
  • Heavy crew rota􀆟on and mobilisation on 3&1 roster.