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According to Port of Brisbane Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jeff Coleman, the new wharf, which is valued at approximately $54 million, would extend the current wharf line by a further 372 metres. This will increase the port’s capacity to manage growth in the number and size of ships berthing in Brisbane.

The length and container carrying capacity of container ships is increasing worldwide. A growing number of vessels call into Brisbane that are more than 270 metres in length and carrying over 4,000 standard-sized containers.

Mr Coleman said Orrcon Steel was chosen to supply the pipe for the wharf’s pile supports because of “its past experience with supply contracts for similar products and components, its quality systems, its financial security and price. Orrcon Steel proved to be very competitive.”

Orrcon Steel supplied 1,050 x 12mm, 1,200 x 16mm and 900 x 12mm spiral welded steel pipe up to 18.5 metres long with driving shoes fitted, and shipped them directly to a designated site in the new wharf area.

The pipe was spliced and welded into 45m lengths prior to being driven deep into the earth by a 14 tonne hydraulic piling hammer. The new wharf was completed in 2009.

Project: Port of Brisbane Wharf 10
Customer: Port of Brisbane Corporation
Civil Engineer: Worley Parsons
Piling Fabricator: Starlight Engineering
Piling Contractor: Albem Operations
Orrcon Steel Products: Spiral Welded Steel Pipe 1,050x12mm 1,200x16mm 900x12mm

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