Port of Port Hedland

WGA AU | Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec - Photo: Port of Port Hedland

The Port of Port Hedland is the world’s largest bulk export port, with almost 6,000 vessel movements through the port each year.

Pilbara Ports Authority is currently undertaking a Channel Marker Replacement Program, to provide safe, reliable navigation for vessels using the Port for the next 25 years.

WGA recently designed three land-based lead structures, replacing the two Hunt Point Leads and the Goldsworthy Rear Lead.

The new structures were designed in modular pieces to minimise downtime during installation and support industry best-practice navigation systems. Provision for future maintenance was a key feature of the design with integral platforms covering most of the structure, removing the need for elevated work platforms (EWPs) or scaffolding.

The structures were successfully installed and commissioned during February of this year, and have quickly become well-known landmarks on the Port Hedland foreshore.