NCIG K10 Newcastle Coal Wharf Expansion

100% quality surveillance on assembly and weld of 2,500 tonnes

Client: Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction - Southern Region
Location: Newcastle Coal Terminal
NCIG K10 Newcastle Coal Wharf Expansion

Scope of Works

Fabrication Expediting and Quality Surveillance fuctions 2500 tonne of heavy Wharf Infrastructure

  • Based in Bandar Lampung Indonesia, reporting weekly to the Australian Project Management based on site in Newcastle Australia.
  • Program and construction priority expediting activities.
  • Monitoring the relationship between Principal Contractor and Fabricator, offering guidance and solutions were needed.
  • Attending the production and quality control meetings.
  • Testing and inspection including adherence to the Principal Contractors Specifications and procedures. Including being a representative for the contractor to release, hold & witness points.
  • Surveillance, random dimensional checks/witness on various drawings.
  • Extensive dimensional and visual checks on fabrication.
  • Surveillance of weld preparations.
  • Extensive monitoring of welding activities.

Welding Inspection

  • Extensive inspection of pre-painted finish of steel to ensure all the finish of all fabrication, welding, and dressing is completed in accordance with the specifications.
  • Surveillance of NDE of welds via accredited testing authority.
  • Surveillance of shop trial assemblies for alignment and dimensional tolerances.
  • Surveillance inspection of protective coatings to ensure all equipment that is shipped to Australia is correct to the project specifications.

 Protective Coatings Inspection

  • Surveillance of logistics management and equipment identification marking.
  • Surveillance of packing and ship loading activities.

 Complete Scope of QA/QC Surveilance 

This project win is a direct result of the high level of work delivered by Laing O’Rourke on the K8/9 Berths in 2009...The Hunter Valley is a key region for Laing O’Rourke and this project will allow us to further build and invest in our Hunter Valley-based teams...Paul McNerney, Laing O’Rourke

Project Specifics for NCIG K10 Newcastle Coal Wharf Expansion

Laing O’Rourke was selected to deliver NCIG’s $110 million K10 Berth at Newcastle’s Kooragang Island, part of the expansion of their third coal export terminal.

Having successfully delivered the K8/9 Berths for NCIG in 2009, Laing O’Rourke returned to the Port to deliver a construction solution for the adjoining K10 Berth.

K10 is a composite steel and concrete structure that will play an integral part in boosting NCIG’s export capacity.

When complete it will allow both Panamax and Capesize vessels (the largest categories of dry bulk carriers, from 60,000-200,000 dry weight tonnes) to berth and load, helping deliver a coal export volume of 66 million tonnes per annum.

Laing O’Rourke’s Paul McNerney said the team was proud to be returning to work on the world’s largest coal export terminal.

Work has begun on site and is due for completion in early 2013.

Laing O'Rourke is also completing work on the nearby Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) Berth K7.