The second stage of the Nelson Point Tug Haven upgrade project is set to get underway, after TAMS Group were awarded a contract for works which make up a segment of the $72.5 million package of upgrades to the Port of Port Hedland in Western Australia.
The Nelson Point Tug Haven, at the Port of Port Hedland, was constructed in 1985, and over time has deteriorated due to the impacts of weather conditions and general wear-and-tear.
TAMS Group’s works will see the construction of a new outer wall. The new tug haven outer sheet pile wall will be designed to better withstand severe thunderstorms and cyclones, providing a safe and reliable asset for port users.
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In addition to the new outer wall, the second stage of the project will also include the demolition of the existing outer wall and the installation of gangways and pontoons.
Ports Minister Rita Saffioti said the Pilbara region continues to be a considerable source for both State and national economies.
“Given how critical our ports are, we need to make sure we grow and maintain the infrastructure, so that we continue to harness the economic opportunities that are available,” Saffioti said.
Works on the first stage of the project began in October 2021. All upgrades are on track to be completed by mid-2024.