New port infrastructure for SA

New port infrastructure is to be built, including berthing and mooring structures, in South Australia, according to the Department of Infrastructure and transport.

A marine construction tender has been released for the upgrade of port infrastructure to support services between the mainland and Kangaroo Island. The Department for Infrastructure and Transport says the structures of both ports are expected to be “durable, reliable and functional for current and future ferry operations” in adverse weather and that the contract will be completed while ferry operations remain open.

Upgrade of the berthing and mooring structures at Cape Jervis and Penneshaw ports, which form part of the critical sea link between the island and the mainland for cars, freight and passengers will be carried out.

The wharf at Penneshaw will be refurbished to include upgrades to the berthing and mooring facilities. The adjacent public jetty will also be refurbished to allow for access to tenders from smaller vessels and cruise ships. The project will form a key part of the wider masterplan for the Penneshaw Harbour.

The Cape Jervis wharf will also see upgrades to the berthing and mooring facilities, and the vessel passenger access. These upgrades will cater for the new SeaLink ferries and will allow better access for passengers and vehicles.

Tender 22C279 Construction of the Kangaroo Island (KI) Ports Refurbishment Project, under marine construction category, will close at 2pm on 17 August 2023.

Image via SeaLink.

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