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ShibataFenderTeam involved in design and supply of new bollards for Port of Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital of the Australian state Queensland and the city with the state’s largest multi-cargo port and one of the fastest growing container ports of the country. Due to the continuous growth of the vessels and an increased line load, the need to increase the bollard capacity at berths 4 to 12 arose. The engineering analysis and design was done by Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd (KBR), with separate works packages prepared for strengthening of the wharves, as well as Design and Supply of 150 t capacity bollards.

Won and handled by ShibataFenderTeam’s local agent, Specialist Port Equipment (SPE), the contract involved the design and supply of bollards to the Port of Brisbane that could achieve an increased line load capacity of 150 t, with minimal impact to the existing concrete structure. To achieve the desired outcome, ShibataFenderTeam (SFT) and SPE analysed the bollards, anchors and bearing plates using Finite Element Analysis methods and determined the optimal combination of bollard shape and anchor size. It was a demanding project as the arrangement and type of the existing bollards differed for each berth. The design and delivery of bollards was conducted over a 6-month timeframe.

The installation of the bollards was awarded to McMahon Services, who were awarded the contract to strengthen the wharf. The installation took place over an 11-month timeframe with minimal disruption to berth operations. In total, 207 pieces of the existing bollards (90-120 t capacity) were removed, and 153 new T Head Bollards (150 t capacity) were installed. The contract had a total value of 6.6 million USD and included further remediation work and an upgrade of 2.5 km of wharf frontage to accommodate the large 8500 ECU Worldwide shipping vessels.

Special requirements and difficult replacements are one of SFT’s prestige skills and we are glad to deliver engineering excellence. Together with our Agent SPE we wish the Port of Brisbane successful operations. (#0188)

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