Last leg for new wharf in Devonport

We're celebrating another QuayLink milestone with the 51st and final pile driven in to create the foundations of the new wharf in East Devonport.

The wharf piles are between 30 -50 metres in length, 1 metre wide and, in total, weigh around 1,000 tonnes.

Using a 500T piling rig and S80 hydrohammer, the Rebecca Lily piling barge worked with both an impact hammer and a vibratory hammer to drive in the piles and we are pleased to report we have had no noise complaints over the last year.

In addition, we have used an innovative fusion bonded epoxy coating system that will significantly enhance durability and lower ongoing maintenance costs.

TasPorts has completed the reclaim and dredge component of this work package creating new foundations for the new three-tiered ramp to be built by Spirit of Tasmania.

The next stage of construction involves the placement of headstocks, in situ concrete pours, the placement of planks and finally the last in situ full concrete pour of the wharf deck. Once the final pour has been completed the wharf infrastructure will be ready for the new Spirit of Tasmania ships’ arrival.

Project QuayLink represents the largest investment in port infrastructure in Tasmania in more than a quarter of a century.

This $240 million infrastructure project at the Port of Devonport will future-proof the city as a tourism and freight gateway for the next 50 years.

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Quay Link Last Wharf Pile Nov 2023
Quay Link Last Wharf Pile Team Nov 2023