Wednesday , 18 September 2019
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The AUS$1.6bn (US$1.7bn) capacity expansion at Webb Dock in the Port of Melbourne is advancing, with the appointment of two consultants to be responsible for the delivery of detailed designs.

Melbourne expansion project moves forward

“This is an important first step in the redevelopment of Webb Dock, which is the site for Melbourne’s third international container terminal and a new world class automotive facility”, said chief executive, Stephen Bradford.

The contract for civil engineering design services, which includes detail design of internal roads, interface buffers site preparation works and services infrastructure, has been awarded to Aurecon Australia Pty Limited.

Arup Pty Limited has been appointed to provide maritime engineering consulting services for the project’s extensive maritime works. This includes re-engineering of the existing wharves at Webb Dock East, dredging and the design of a new 920 metre wharf for the port’s automotive trade, which will be consolidated into a new world class facility at Webb Dock West.

“Aurecon & Arup both have an excellent track record for designing and delivering large scale infrastructure with a focus on innovation and sustainability. Their worldwide experience will help to create the innovative design outcomes we are seeking for Webb Dock,” Bradford said.