The collision of the ship caused significant damage to a pile, front edge beam, fender and the crane beam. This project involved the replacement of the damaged pile with a new one in the extension of the crane beam and the extension of the crane beam to tie-in with the new pile. To enable our crew to perform these works, they had to expose the existing reinforcement. This was done using VEC’s high pressure water jetting unit to remove the existing concrete. The existing reinforcement was then spliced to extend the crane beam.
Furthermore, the crew fixed the damaged edge and front beam, reinstated the water main and fender attachments and placed a new fender. The damaged pile was replaced by a new 600mm steel pile that VEC drove using their Junttan Pile Rig. The pile was wrapped with a Denso Sea Shield System. Further repairs were completed to damaged sections of the crane beam. VEC designed, constructed and installed an access system that was utilised to provide safe access under the wharf. VEC’s robotic frame was used to improve safety when removing the damaged concrete and exposing the reinforcement prior to repair.