Case Study: Piling Solutions for Waterfront Wharf Structure

Published: 06/26/2015

Project Waterfront Wharf Structure
Location Docklands, Melbourne, Australia
Tonnage 1,500 Tons
Procucts supplied
  • Tubular Piles including Clutches
  • Tubular Pile Shoes
  • Cold Rolled Sheet Piles
  • High Build Epoxy Marine Coating
Services supplied
  • Material and Budget Consultation
  • Testing and Manufacturing Inspections
  • Technical Support
  • Quality Control
  • Status and Progress Reports
  • Flexible Production and Delivery Program
  • Logistics
  • Document Management

Challenge: Time and Cost Savings

Solution: Material consultation to provide alternative design and material options resulted in cost savings and compliance with design criteria. Flexible production and shipping schedule offered to achieve time savings.

Edgen Murray supplied material for the construction of a 240 meter long combi-wall on the river within the Docklands Area, located on the western edge of Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD). The combi-wall forms the supporting structure for a new deck and platform upon which two residential towers will be built.  The products supplied include helical submerged arc welded pipes, cold rolled clutches, pile shoes and cold rolled sheet piles. All materials where supplied with high build epoxy marine coating.

Our involvement in the project began with a series of meetings with the client during which alternative design and material options were proposed. Following this consultation, the material for the piling design was successfully revised achieving both time and cost savings for the client and compliance with all design criteria. 

A flexible production and delivery plan was put in place to meet the accelerated construction schedule driven by the developer. To achieve this, the manufacturing and coating schedules were planned for completing and shipping half the material with an earlier sailing, meaning that material arrived 4 weeks early. This allowed for the early commencement of Zone 2, upon which the first building will be constructed. The second batch was also shipped on time and arrived ahead of the client’s installation program to the customer’s satisfaction.

During production, in-plant inspections and surveillance activities were conducted at all the facilities used to manufacture the materials to ensure the agreed inspection test plan (ITP) and quality plans were strictly followed. The client was also present for the second inspection to observe the tube production and coating processes.

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