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Port Hedland Tug Harbour Pontoon - Australia

ESC Group alongside Edgen Murray Australia constructed 2 new tug harbour pontoons between 31 metres to 44 metres in length. The scope of work also included gangway platforms.

Victoria Harbour, located on the Western edge of Melbourne’s CBD within the Docklands Area, Victoria Harbour is a unique peninsula landform extending west from Docklands Park to the base of the Bolte Bridge. The 30 hectare site is bounded  by the Yarra River and the Victoria Harbour Dock. The site has two distinct ‘base’ conditions – wharf structure on the edges, and terra firma (solid ground) in the centre.


A superb extension to Melbourne’s CBD, Victoria Harbour has been labelled ‘the jewel in the crown’ of Melbourne’s Docklands. Vibrant promenades with inviting restaurants and cafes, and walking and cycling paths entwine with some of Melbourne’s most indulgent residential offerings.


Encompassing Melbourne’s newest collection of beautifully appointed apartments, premium penthouses, marina and wharf side homes, upon completion proposed for 2021, Victoria Harbour will undoubtedly become Melbourne’s most exclusive new waterfront address.


ESC’s involvement with the project began with a series of meetings with  Edgen Murray and Lend Lease Engineering(Developer) during which some alternative design options were proposed by ESC which eventually resulted in the design being changed from Hot rolled Sheets (Arcelor AZ19) to a totally Cold Rolled Sheet and Clutch design, thus saving the client in valuable time and money, whilst still achieving all the design criteria set by the designers.


The project involves construction a new 240 metre long Combi-Wall on the river, which forms the supporting structure for the new deck and platform, atop which will be built the Podium and 2 Tower Buildings forming part of Zone 1 and Zone 2 of the total site.


The materials supplied by EM comprised of Spiral Submerged Arc Welded (SSAW) pipes and Cold Rolled Clutches and Sheet Piles, all with a High Build Epoxy Marine Coating, which was applied to 10metres of the Tubes and 7 metres of the Sheets.


ESC Scope of Supply
Pontoon & Other Steel Structure
Corrosion Protection System


  • Sigmashield 880 (Total DFT: 600µm), Surface cleanliness: Sa2.5

Steelwork & gangway above water

  • 1st Sigmazinc 109HS, 2nd Sigmacover 456, 3rd Sigmazinc PSX700 (Total DFT: 350µm)


  • 1st Hot dip galvanizing, 2nd Sigmacover 280, Sigmazinc PSX700 (Total DFT: 125µm)

Pile cap plates, gangway platforms, pile bracing etc.

  • Interzone 954 (Total DFT: 500µm)


Project Photos

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