Our Capabilities

SMC has a wide range of capabilities extending over most areas of marine construction. SMC has PI insurance and an experienced engineering team, providing turnkey solutions to projects when design input is required. From a delivery perspective SMC operates large marine plant and has teams of skilled tradesman.

 Our Capabilities Include:

Design & Construction

As more clients require turnkey approaches to projects, SMC added design and construct capabilities in 2010. Our management team includes three civil engineers experienced in marine construction. SMC maintains Professional Indemnity Insurance and has a reputation for providing creative solutions.


With a fleet of specialised plant and equipment, SMC has a wide range of piling capabilities. Piles can be installed in all ground conditions up to large diameters.

  • Spun piles
  • Driven piles
  • Drill and drive piles
  • Timber piles
  • Down the hole drilling
  • Vibratory piles

Marine Demolition

SMC is licenced and experienced and in marine demolition. We specialize in demolition projects that have both marine and land based demolition components. SMC has qualified demolition supervisors and specialised equipment for large capacity pile pulling, efficient demolition material separation and processing.

Heritage Wharves

Heritage timber wharf maintenance now forms a large part of our business. Our heritage wharf maintenance team contains highly skilled tradesmen. We have recently conducted major maintenance to the iconic Urangan Jetty and the Busselton Jetty, the two longest heritage wharves in Australia. Timber heritage works generally involves:

  • Headstock and girder replacement
  • Headstock and girder supplements
  • Steel Jack up piles
  • Timber jack up piles
  • Concrete repairs
  • Heritage timber storey post replacements


SMC Maintenance is a busy division of the company. All styles of marine assets are maintained:

  • NSW Ferry wharves
  • Commercial floating marinas
  • Commercial wharves
  • Domestic jetties
  • Shark nets and swimming enclosures
  • Intertidal structures

Marinas and Pontoons

SMC has its roots in constructing commercial marina and pontoon systems. We recommend the Bellingham System for all commercial floating marina applications. SMC has provided plant and larbour to install the following Bellingham Marinas:

  • Rose Bay Marina
  • Point Piper Marina
  • Woolwich Marina
  • Quays Marina
  • Royal Motor Yacht Club
  • Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
  • Walsh Bay 6/7
  • Pyrmont 9/10
  • Jones Bay
  • Davis Marina
  • Smiths Marina
  • St Josephs College Rowing Pontoon
  • Yeend Street Pontoon Balmain

Marine Infrastructure

SMC provides design and construction capabilities for marine infrastructure such as:

  • Tug Berths
  • Ferry Wharves
  • Commercial Facilities
  • Travel Lifts

Travel Lift

SMC has experience in design and construction of travel lifts.


Sand Bypassing / Dredging

SMC has a high capacity sand bypassing assembly including hopper and pumps with a nominal pumping distance of up to 1.5km.

The hopper is fitted with a robust mechanical shredder. The shredder was developed and refined during the challenging Busselton groyne weed bypassing project. It can efficiently pump either clean sand or a mix of sand, seaweed and other materials.