PILBARA Ports Authority is renewing one of the berths at the very busy Port Hedland.
Berth 3 at the port will undergo a deck replacement project, which will see the demolition of the existing concrete deck and adjacent storage shed, construction of a new reinforced concrete deck, installation of new wharf fenders and other ancillary works.
Berth 3, built in the 1960s, is a multi-user berth mostly used for the export of salt and import of fuel.
PPA awarded York Civil the contract for the project.
The demolition and construction works will mean periodic closure of Berth 3, expected to be sometime between September of this year and June 2019.
The project is a pilot project under the WA Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS), which is designed to maximise opportunities for Western Australian businesses to secure work on government contracts. WAIPS is also intended to increase apprenticeship, training and job opportunities in the state