Bluewater Process Engineering has been awarded the $1.9 million contract to upgrade Townsville Port.
Queensland Treasurer, Curtis Pitt, said the upgrades would significantly improve the port’s infrastructure.
“Townsville is an economic hub of the North and the Palaszczuk government will continue investing to ensure this region has the infrastructure it needs to seize future opportunities,” Pitt said.
“Best of all, this is a local tender which will support local jobs at a time we need it most.”
The program will repair the concrete columns under the Townsville Port wharf to support Berths 8 and 9.
Minister for Ports, Mark Bailey, said there would be no disruptions to shipping operations during the works.
“A team of sea divers will start here by cleaning back the 50 year-old-pylons right down to their base in the sea bed,” Bailey said.
“After the cleaning process, the reinforced steel jackets will be installed around the pylons to allow concrete to be placed below the water level, therefore widening and strengthening the existing column structures.”
The project is expected to be completed mid-2017.
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