Ichthys Landfall Crossing

Project Overview

The works on the Ichthys Landfall Crossing project consisted of the construction of hard-standing areas for rock stockpiling and wet buckle operations in a woodlands area and the design and construction of a cofferdam and open trench in a tidal area of soft soils and mangrove vegetation to allow for the pipe pull.

Once at the shoreline Geomarine designed and constructed a 500m long steel pile cofferdam extending into Darwin Harbour, meeting up with the dredge pocket prepared by others. We also carried out excavation and preparation of the trench required to float the Gas Export Pipeline (GEP) into place.

These works were undertaken on very tight timescales due to the limited availability of the marine plant installing the GEP and required close coordination with our client.

Fast Facts

  • ClientChevron Australia
  • LocationDarwin, NT
  • Year of Completion2014
  • Value$22M

Scope of works

This complex project included:

  • Site access and clearance work, including the construction of intersections with Wickham Point Road
  • Design and construction of temporary access roads and loading areas over salt flats and mangrove areas
  • Design and construction of a sheet-piled cofferdam to facilitate the installation of the gas export pipeline
  • Excavation and pumping to offshore barges of excavated mangrove muds
  • Acid Sulphate treatment of excavated soils where required
  • Removal of the cofferdam and access roads following completion of the pipe pull and reinstatement of the site