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Christmas Island Crane

Structural Engineering

Project Type / Category
Marine
End Client
DOTARS
Architect
Norman Disney & Young
Contractor
DUWAL
Project Value
$1M
Project Location
Christmas Island, Western Australia
Project Completion
2007
Unique Design Items
  • Severe marine environment.
  • Designed for air freight.

This project involved the design and documentation of major remedial work to re-found the existing 51T Flying Fish Cove wharf crane. Complex issues which were overcome in the design included variable loading conditions, durability of critical structural elements and ensuring practical building solutions were developed. The new steel support frame was air freighted to the island then cast into the new extended reinforced concrete pile cap. 

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