Port of Brisbane has announced the principal contractors for its $158 million Brisbane International Cruise Terminal, paving the way for construction to begin in the coming months.
Wharf construction will be undertaken by Brady Marine & Civil, a specialist marine infrastructure and engineering contractor headquartered in Brisbane.
The civil works and terminal building will be delivered by Hindmarsh, a leading Australian construction company.
This project is expected to contribute $1.3 billion in net expenditure into the Brisbane economy over the next twenty years with an estimated 245 jobs during construction.
Queenslanders are eagerly awaiting the opening of the terminal next year, which will be ready for the 2020 cruising season.
Port of Brisbane CEO Roy Cummins said the tender process had attracted a high-quality field, but ultimately the successful contractors provided the right mix of expertise, capabilities and value for money for the project.
Hindmarsh has a strong track record for innovation and project delivery, together with the proven experience and capabilities required to deliver this world-class cruise facility.
Mr Cummins said early preparation for the wharf had already begun, with ABFI Steel Group (a local Brisbane-based company) undertaking the task of manufacturing 105 piles, up to 45m long, needed to support the wharf.
Piling is expected to commence soon, with wharf construction to follow.