Augusta Boat Harbour

Augusta Boat Harbour

SMC designed and constructed all marine components of the Augusta Boat Harbour

Client: WA Department of Transport
Contract duration: January 2014 – November 2014
Description of works:

The Augusta Boat Harbour project was a large-scale marine infrastructure project, head contracted by SMC Marine for the Department of Transport.

SMC undertook the design and construction of all marine elements, focusing on reducing whole of life maintenance costs. The works included a 50-metre precast commercial service wharf, a four-lane boat ramp with articulated pontoons, two offshore navigational aids and a 40-berth floating marina system with remote metering of services and advanced security.

Pile design was very specialised with difficult geotechnical conditions. Various sized steel piles and HDPE sleeves and were installed with our TMC1 piling barge using specialist down the hole drilling equipment. Pile sockets were drilled into granite rock with strengths of up to 250MPa.

The service wharf was redesigned by SMC Marine using modern precast concrete methodologies to reduce the whole of life maintenance costs and was a very successful facility.

SMC carried out significant drainage works and managed the civil interface with the marine elements.

Temporary works to support the marine activities included requirements for erosion control and foundation assessment which SMC handled practically and professionally.