Publication Abstract

Proceedings - Fifth International Conference & Exhibition on Piling and Deep Foundations, 1994, Bruges, Belgium, (DFI)

Equipment for the construction of a coal loading wharf, Gladstone Harbour, Australia
C.F. Rasmusson

The coal loading wharf is located in the Port city of Gladstone in Queensland and was constructed in 1966-1967, by The Hornibrook Group, a Queensland based construction company. The wharf consists of a precast prestressed concrete deck system 205 m x 51 m supported by insitu concrete headstock on concrete filled steel cylinders driven and socketed into a rock foundation materials. Mooring dolphins were constructed each end of the wharf. The wharf was constructed entirely with floating plant with the distance point of supply being 500 m from the shore. The construction operation was subject to a tidal range of 4.4 m and rough seas from the southeastern end of the harbor area. The wharf alignment is approximately east west. The tidal range and rough seas made the construction operation reasonably difficult.

 article #846; publication #36 (IC-1994)