Proceedings - Fifth International Conference & Exhibition on Piling and Deep Foundations, 1994, Bruges, Belgium, (DFI)
Equipment for the construction of a coal loading wharf, Gladstone Harbour, Australia
The coal loading wharf is located in the Port city of Gladstone in Queensland and was constructed in 1966-1967, by The Hornibrook Group, a Queensland based construction company. The wharf consists of a precast prestressed concrete deck system 205 m x 51 m supported by insitu concrete headstock on concrete filled steel cylinders driven and socketed into a rock foundation materials. Mooring dolphins were constructed each end of the wharf. The wharf was constructed entirely with floating plant with the distance point of supply being 500 m from the shore. The construction operation was subject to a tidal range of 4.4 m and rough seas from the southeastern end of the harbor area. The wharf alignment is approximately east west. The tidal range and rough seas made the construction operation reasonably difficult.
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