Cape Lambert Port A Marine Structures Refurbishment Project

Closed 15 Jan 2019

Opened 9 Jan 2019


The Proposal is to undertake essential maintenance works on the Cape Lambert Port A (CLA) wharf facility and associated jetty. The Proposal consists of two components, the CLA Dolphin Life Extension Project and the CLA Jetty Strengthening Project, collectively referred to as CLA Marine Structures Refurbishment Project (the Proposal).


The CLA dolphins were constructed between 1972 and 2002, with recent inspections indicating that the current dolphins are near end of life and need replacement. In addition to this, the existing jetty is approximately 40 years old and reinforcement of the structure is required to ensure continued resilience to future adverse weather events (e.g. cyclones).


The Proposal will also include establishment of two laydown areas within already cleared areas, installation of 144 piles for replacement dolphin structures and jetty strengthening using a hydraulic pile hammer supported by a crane and jack-up barges, removal of redundant dolphin structures and installation of new walkways between dolphins to improve safety and access around the wharf.

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