Brisbane International Cruise Terminal

About the project

The construction of Brisbaneโ€™s first dedicated mega-cruise ship terminal will allow Brisbane to accommodate cruise vessels of all sizes including the largest ocean-going cruise ships in the world.

Key Capabilities

Storm Water System, Storage tanks, Low and high voltage installations, Public space infrastructure

Project Location

Port of Brisbane, Queensland

Client Name

Hindmarsh Construction

Project Duration

March 2019 โ€” May 2020

Project scope

  • Electrical HV installation
  • Electrical LV (Road Lighting) and Comms installation
  • Construction of security CCTV infrastructure
  • Construction of stormwater infrastructure including RCP, manholes & gullies and RCBC installation
  • Gravel pavement construction
  • Asphalt placement
  • Line marking and Signage
  • 1.5km of DN315 PE Potable watermain
  • New 2 x DN150 UU water meter installations
  • 230m of DN400 PE SEQ Reverse Osmosis recycled watermain installation
  • UU DN315 live sewer rising main connection works
  • Sewer gravity main installation
  • Sewer rising main installation
  • Sewer pump station installation, construction and commissioning
  • Sewer emergency storage tank installation and commissioning

Challenges

  • The removal and replacement of Acid Sulphate Soils
  • Working in a marine environment required strict environmental controls and works were to be staged around tidal conditions
  • Specialist equipment was required to withstand extended exposure to salt water
  • Working in a sand filled site presented ground condition challenges when it came to excavation and installation of services. The site was more susceptible to wind and rain erosion, slowing works
  • Pensar was contracted to work with the client to finalise the design. This resulted in a full redesign and upgrade of the original design
  • Pensar was to engage with the service providers to obtain approvals for the integration and connection to authority service mains

Achievements

  • Pensar provided PoB a 100% finalised design, offering a practical solution and cost benefit to the client
  • Pensar assisted PoB to introduce renewable energy onsite so that the completed terminal will be self-sufficient, for power supply
  • Due to challenging site conditions and the need for a redesign, Pensar offered constructability advise throughout the project to accommodate the new design and ensure itโ€™s fit for purpose