Tenders called for Eden Safe Harbour Project

21 October 2020

A major part of the Port of Eden revitalisation is moving forward, with preparations to build a wave attenuator to ensure calmer waters for the new precinct.

“Transport for NSW is inviting tenders from suitably qualified and experienced specialists for the supply and installation of a 366 metre, fixed panel wave attenuator for the Eden Safe Harbour Project,” NSW Maritime A/ Executive Director Andrew Mogg said.

“The Port of Eden is a working port which supports a variety of recreational, commercial and port vessel operations on the NSW far South Coast.

“However the Port is exposed to significant wind and wave conditions which can affect maritime safety and increase the risk of damage to vessels moored in Snug Cove.

“The wave attenuator will calm wave activity in the cove, providing a safe harbour for local and visiting vessels, and protecting maritime infrastructure.

“Providing a safe harbour will enhance Eden’s reputation as a safe boating destination and an attractive destination for cruise ships which will stimulate local investment in the maritime and tourism sectors.

“We have a design for the wave attenuator, so we are asking the private sector to build this unique piece of harbour infrastructure, which comprises of tubular steel piles supporting precast concrete panels.

“The design was developed based on extensive site-specific wave data, weather history, environmental and geotechnical conditions plus ship and vessel simulations. The project has also involved extensive stakeholder consultation which considered varying design options within the $19 million budget.”

Mr Mogg said the NSW Government is working to improve port infrastructure to support further economic development of Eden as a maritime tourism hub along the Sapphire Coast.

“Once built, the attenuator will be owned and maintained by Transport for NSW on behalf of the NSW community.

Interested parties must login in to Tenders NSW where they will be required to sign and return a confidentiality deed prior to being provided with access to the tender documentation.

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