Principal: Port Kembla Port Corporation
Principal Contractor: McConnell Dowell
Location: Port Kembla, New South Wales
Contract Value: $890,000
Completion Date: April 2011
Neumann Contractors were engaged as dredging contractors for McConnell Dowell for the dredging works to construct a new tug boat berthing area for Port Kembla Ports. The new tug berth area is to protect the tugs from extreme weather conditions by the means of extended break water out into the existing harbour. Approximately 30,000 cubic meters of stiff clays and a high percentage of rocks and gravel were pumped into the deposition area at the southern end of the harbour. The deposition area required capping layer over contaminated material.
Despite the difficult material type and operating conditions, the dredging works were completed to tolerance and without any environmental issues.