Ceduna District Council has finalised a contract for major works involved with the Thevenard Marine Offloading Facility, with construction set to begin next month.
The council executed a construction contract with Maritime Constructions Pty Ltd for the construction of the breakwater, wharf and related infrastructure, as well as dredging.
The Port Adelaide based company specialises in marine infrastructure services.
Ceduna Council Mayor Allan Suter said the signing of this contract was a significant step forward for the project.
“The District Council of Ceduna has been working for many years to develop a commercial marine facility in Ceduna and the execution of the contract is a significant milestone in achieving that outcome,” he said.
Construction is scheduled to begin at the Thevenard Slipway site in July and is expected to be completed by the end of August next year.
This contract is the culmination of work done by the council, project managers Walbridge Gilbert Aztec and Maritime Constructions to achieve a cost effective solution to meet the needs of the commercial maritime industry.
Maritime Constructions chief executive officer Shane Fiedler said the company was happy to be involved with construction and commended council for its commitment to the project.
“Having been aware of the council’s proposed Marine Offloading Facility at Thevenard for over a decade and also having provided dredging and construction advice at various points along its journey, Maritime Constructions are very pleased to see the project become live and even more excited to be entrusted with its construction,” he said.
“Maritime Constructions commends council on their voracity in their endeavour to see this strategic regional facility delivered.”