Duratec has been working at TasPorts’ Port of Bell Bay, Berth 6, since 2017. Having completed stages one and two of the berth’s remediation, Duratec is ready to take on stage three.

It’s fair to say that Duratec’s presence in Tasmania was built on the back of Bell Bay, Berth 6. While undertaking stages one and two of its remediation, Duratec recruited employees to work specifically on the project. This saw the Launceston branch grow from two to 21 team members.

With Duratec’s local, knowledgeable and experienced staff at its disposal, TasPorts recently appointed the company to undertake stage three of the remediation of Berth 6.

The purpose of the works is to increase the life of the structure through hydro-demolition of dilapidated concrete; replacement of corroded reinforcement steel, inclusive of welding to AS 1554.3 — a standard to which multiple Duratec personnel are prequalified; installation of sacrificial
anodes; and reinstatement of concrete via dry ‘gunite’ spray.

Duratec is also in the process of designing and fabricating a specialist access system for the project, and will identify and mark up the repair areas. Such are the benefits of employing
a self-performing contractor such as Duratec — all aspects of a project can be taken care of by the one company.

After the successful delivery of the first two stages of the Berth 6 remediation, Duratec is confident that stage three will meet and even exceed TasPorts’ expectations.

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