This project had very tight time constraints due to the delivery date of T-Ports’ new transhipment barge “Lucky Eyre”. Summer installation was also a challenge. The works involved onsite welding, testing, manufacturing and painting, as well 3D point cloud site scanning/drafting from the land side and from the water, using our boat “Rufus” to assist with the drafting of steel restraints and to ensure a perfectly straight berthing line.
The most challenging aspect onsite was the installation of the mooring hook sleeve, which was bolted to multiple components and had to be set to the correct height to ensure the vessel mooring hook did not slip off.
Thanks to all the hard work from the Williams Metal Fabrications crew and our outstanding subcontractors – including Integrated Construction Modelling, SJ Cheesman, 360 Survey, Whyalla Diving Services, CBCH Crane Hire and Rust Busters – we were able to complete all works prior to the vessel’s arrival.