Wivenhoe 79t Portal Crane

Completion Date: September 2015
Project Value: $1,046,584

Practical Engineering was contracted by Seqwater in June 2015 to undertake the Major Structural and Mechanical Refurbishment and Recertification of the Wivenhoe Dam 79t portal crane.

This development required critical planning and astute time management skills to guarantee completion for Queensland’s ‘wet’ season.

To ensure the development met Australian Standards, Practical Engineering created a detailed report outlining the mechanical, structural and electrical works necessary for compliance.

The recertification works involved a full inspection of the portal crane, testing all aspects of the portal crane functionality, removal of the current portal crane motion control equipment and recertification of the portal crane at completion of works.

With Practical Engineering’s experienced team of project managers, fitters and boilermakers, we were able to efficiently execute the refurbishment and re-certification of this critical piece of Queensland infrastructure.