Port Botany Container Terminal Expansion

Principal: Sydney Port Corporation

Principal Contractor: Baulderstone/Jan D Nul JV

Location: Botany Bay, Sydney, New South Wales

Contract Value: $9,500,000

Completion Date: September 2010

Port Botany Container Terminal Expansion was a major infrastructure project for the Sydney Port Corporation on the North Eastern end of Botany Bay, South Sydney N.S.W. The project was for the expansion of the existing container port terminal and involved capital dredging and land reclamation. Neumann Contractors employed their 450mm dredge Nu Bounty and 250mm dredge Nu Enterprise.

Scope of Works

  • Mobilisation to site 1 x 450mm dredge, 1 x 250mm dredge, 1 x spreader barge, booster station, 800m of 450mm pipe, 450m of 250mm pipe and support vessels
  • Dredging of 2,100,000 cubic meters of sand for land based reclamation
  • Dredging of batters around the boundaries of the project
  • 250mm dredge Nu Enterprise dredged shallower areas within the Penrhyn estuary.

Challenges

  • Critical dredging tolerances
  • Tight project delivery timeframes
  • Extreme and sudden changes in water and weather conditions
  • Interfacing with other project construction activities.