Technical information

Techport Australia features world-class common user shipbuilding facilities including a wharf, runway, dry berth, transfer system and the largest shiplift in the southern hemisphere.

The Common User Facility management system is certified by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 Standard, a clear demonstration of the facility’s commitment to delivering the highest service standards for customers.

llodys

WHARF

Length: 213 metres

Width: 25 metres

Depth Alongside: 10.5 metres

Shore services for ships:

  • industrial electrical (400 / 230V 50Hz) available from three service pits via portable transformers
  • hotel electrical (450V 3 phase 60Hz) available from two service pits via customer supplied converters
  • potable water
  • compressed air (700l/s at 860kPa)
  • communication/data points
  • firemain
  • seawater (supply): max supply rate 130 l/s @ 1030 kPa
  • sewer
  • welding and cutting gases (LPG, argon, oxygen and carbon dioxide)

Load restrictions: The wharf can support cranes and other heavy vehicles weighing between 140 and 864 tonnes (total gross mass) depending on crane type and load distribution.

SHIPLIFT

Length: 156 metres

Width: 34 metres

Lift capacity: 9,300 tonnes (or 130 tonnes per metre)

Max. vertical travel: 18 metres

Max. draught in SL: 9.5 metres approx (this is dependent on blocking requirements and location of ship's deepest point)

Shore services for ships on shiplift:

  • industrial electrical (400 / 230V 50Hz) available from local transformer
  • hotel electrical (4800A 450V 3 phase 60Hz) available from service pit via customer supplied converters
  • potable water
  • compressed air (700l/s at 860kPa)
  • firemain
  • seawater supply: max supply rate 130 l/s @ 1030 kPa

RUNWAY, DRY BERTH AND TRANSFER SYSTEM

The runway and dry berth are supported by a rail-based transfer system enabling vessel movement around the site and onto the shiplift. A full range of utility services are available from service pits located around the runway and dry berth.

Services comprise:

  • electrical pits (11KV incoming supply fed from pits via transformers) comprising of
    • 20 industrial electrical (400 / 230V 50Hz)
    • three hotel electrical (4800A 450V 3 phase 60Hz) via customer supplied converters
  • 20 hydraulic pits comprising
    • potable water
    • seawater (supply and return): max supply rate 130 l/s @ 1030 kPa
    • welding and cutting gases (LPG, Argon, Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide)
    • compressed air (700l/s at 860kPa)
    • sewer
    • firemain

Load restrictions: The majority of the runway and dry berth will support cranes/heavy vehicles with full load capacities up to 900 tonnes.

Print this page

UPDATED 19 JUNE 2013