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27 February 2024

New wharf takes shape

New wharf for Spirit of Tasmania

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Engineers Australia impressed by wharf development

09 February 2024

Engineers Australia impressed by wharf development

On Wednesday the second on-site tour for Engineers Australia at the QuayLink construction site took place, with more than a dozen members receiving an in-depth briefing by Superintendent Pieter Goldie.

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Last leg for new wharf in Devonport

24 November 2023

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.

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Project QuayLink goes from strength to strength

11 October 2023

Project QuayLink goes from strength to strength

A new wharf for Spirit of Tasmania at the Port of Devonport is well underway in preparation for the larger vessels.

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QuayLink Sustainability Snapshot

20 September 2023

QuayLink Sustainability Snapshot

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Future ships on display in Devonport

10 July 2023

Future ships on display in Devonport

The ships of the future, as designed by the students at East Devonport Primary School, are now on display at the boundary of QuayLink construction site at the Port of Devonport.

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Another QuayLink milestone reached

10 July 2023

Another QuayLink milestone reached

One down, 49 to go! The Rebecca Lily has installed the first tubular pile for QuayLink in the Port of Devonport.

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QuayLink: The largest wharf infrastructure upgrade in 27 years

03 April 2023

QuayLink: The largest wharf infrastructure upgrade in 27 years

On Monday, April 3, TasPorts CEO Anthony Donald was joined by Premier Jeremy Rockliff, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Michael Ferguson and Devonport Mayor Alison Jarman for a tour of the QuayLink construction site, East Devonport.

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Simulation testing for berth protection

02 March 2023

Simulation testing for berth protection

Simulation testing for the Spirit of Tasmania’s new berth at QuayLink is in full gear as Nick Van Amstel, QuayLink’s Engineering Manager visited the UNSW Water Research Laboratory with our contractors, Hazell Brady Joint Venture.

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Giant cranes, trucks and long reach excavators

15 February 2023

Giant cranes, trucks and long reach excavators

There’s nothing like a construction site to view some of the best cranes and excavators around. Here’s some of the equipment on site.

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Dredging starts at Devonport East

31 January 2023

Dredging starts at Devonport East

TasPorts’ contractors have started the dredging and reclamation works for the Devonport East Terminal 3 development.

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Signing of QuayLink Construction Charter

21 November 2022

Signing of QuayLink Construction Charter

TasPorts, Spirit of Tasmania and the Hazell Brady Joint Venture have signed a formal Construction Charter for the $240 million Project Quaylink.

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Work to start on QuayLink

26 August 2022

Work to start on QuayLink

Largest wharf infrastructure in 27 years will be built at East Devonport for the new Spirit vessels

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Environmental approval granted

12 May 2022

Environmental approval granted

TasPorts has welcomed the decision by Tasmania’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to approve Project QuayLink’s proposed dredging and reclamation works at East Devonport.

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Building a port for the future

09 December 2021

Building a port for the future

TasPorts $240 million investment at the Port of Devonport secures the port as a tourism and trade gateway for the future

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Technical Advisory Consultative Committee to form for dredging works

01 December 2021

Technical Advisory Consultative Committee to form for dredging works

Early explorers and settlers to Tasmania tended to bypass the Mersey River, as it was blocked by a sandbar and the banks were heavily timbered. The first dredging took place in 1890 and has continued through the life of the port.

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Preplanning surveys underway

01 December 2021

Preplanning surveys underway

TasPorts have been undertaking a number of preplanning surveys including geotechnical, survey and environmental baseline surveys. These are just the start of investigations that will inform the design and construction of the works.

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22 April 2021

Berth 2E new works

New works on Berth 2E, where the SeaRoad Mersey 2 and MV Liekut berths, has included fendering and wharf upgrades. The initial work had to be undertaken in time for the arrival of the MV Liekut with some critical works restricted to the small window of opportunity between sailings at night. While the project was a logistical challenge for engineers and contractors, it was accomplished within the tight timeframe due to a high level of collaboration between all parties.

This six minute video gives an overview of the early works undertaken.

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