Queensland Sugar Limited – Berthing Dolphin – Lucinda
All offshore scaffolding comes with its challenges and when this berthing dolphin is located almost 6km out to sea with no protection from mother nature, this project was no different.
The scaffolding was required to provide access to carry out structural repairs, blast and paint and install corrosion protection jackets. At high tide, the bottom working platform was 3m underwater and was constantly pounded by strong winds and waves.
Having completed many similar projects in the past, the Benchmark team used specially designed aluminum decking to reduce the impact of the water and have the least amount of impact on the scaffolding and structural steelwork.
The project was completed under challenging conditions and without delay or incident.