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Cape Flattery Seawall Reconstruction

27 May 2024

PMG have recently completed reconstruction of a damaged seawall at Cape Flattery for Cape Flattery Silica Mines. The aim of the exercise was to rebuild a damaged ...

Col Wood Retirement

18 July 2023

July 2023 saw the retirement of one of our very valued long term employees Col Wood. Col has been a Project Manager with PMG for over 16 years and has been instru...

Whitsundays Moorings Campaign

18 July 2023

We’ve recently completed installation of 30 of our Environmentally Friendly Moorings (Grouted Screw Moorings) in the Whitsunday Islands for our very appreci...

Alotau Provincial Wharf Opening Ceremony

18 July 2023

PMG representatives have recently returned to PNG to attend the official opening ceremony of the new Alotau Provincial Wharf constructed by PMG. The project is an...

Ocean Sentinels Installation

08 June 2023

We’ve recently successfully completed installation of the “Ocean Sentinels” artworks at John Brewer Reef off Townsville for our client MOUA (Mus...

COTS Control Program 100th trip!

05 June 2023

A significant milestone was reached last week with our Crown of Thorns Starfish (COTS) Control team completing their 100th trip onboard the PMG Odyssey. This is t...

Papua New Guinea Showcase Video

01 June 2023

Please see below a recently produced PMG promo video showcasing some of our recent Papua New Guinea projects. We've been working in PNG for over 30 years and are ...

Alotau Provincial Wharf (PNG) completed

01 June 2023

The provincial wharf project in Alotau is now all but complete, with the finalisation of the wharf and pontoon structures involving marine construction vessels an...

Western Border Outpost in the Shortland Islands Group - Solomon Islands – Geotechnical investigation

25 November 2022

PMG has recently facilitated the early works (Geotechnical Investigation) associated with the planned construction of the Western Border Outpost at Lofung South i...

Alotau Provincial Wharf (PNG) update

20 October 2022

Works are progressing well on site on the Alotau Provincial Wharf project. Demolition of the existing wharf is complete, and the piling works for the new structur...

Alotau (PNG) Provincial Wharf Mobilisation

08 September 2022

Our Alotau provincial Wharf project has mobilised with the PMG Emerald underway tandem towing the fully loaded PMG183W and PMG124 barges. We expect around 7 days ...

Alotau (PNG) Provincial Wharf Progress

29 July 2022

PMG is full steam ahead on our Alotau (PNG – Milne Bay) Provincial Wharf Project. The work involves demolition of an existing jetty, and removal by road, be...

2022 Queensland Training Awards

21 July 2022

Pacific Marine Group was recently recognised as a finalist of the Queensland Training Awards for its Marine Trainee program. Our 11 current marine trainees are wo...

Lombrum (PNG) Naval Base Marine Package Award

12 May 2022

Pacific Marine Group has been awarded the Marine works by Clough for the Lombrum Infrastructure Project, a joint initiative of the Australian and PNG Governments ...

Townsville Dredge Material Unloading Facility

08 March 2022

PMG have been engaged by Hall Contracting to undertake piling works as part of the Temporary Unloading Facility construction package which is part of the Port of ...

Tennis on the Great Barrier Reef

24 February 2022

PMG have recently completed a unique and successful project for Adidas, through production company Not So Normal Productions. We converted one of our dumb barg...

Alotau Provincial Wharf Contract Signed

23 December 2021

2022 looks like being an extremely busy one for PMG. We have recently signed a contract with Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) PNG, delivered throug...

Vanuatu Piling Complete

09 December 2021

PMG have recently returned from Vanuatu after successfully completing a piling project associated with the Pacific Patrol Boat Guardian Class wharf upgrades. We w...

Mackay Tug Berth Project Update

08 December 2021

Works are nearing completion on the new Mackay tug berth project for North Queensland Bulk Ports. It has been a massive job fabricating, then blasting and paintin...

Vines Creek Wreck Removal

07 December 2021

Another complex wreck removal PMG have recently completed was the 32m steel vessel “Erin Maree” which was located in Vines Creek, Mackay. The vessel w...

Hinchinbrook Wreck Removal

07 December 2021

PMG have recently completed a very challenging wreck removal, right in the middle of Hinchinbrook Channel alongside World Heritage Listed Hinchinbrook Island. We ...

PMG is back to the Pacific

27 August 2021

A big day today with PMG heading to Vanuatu. Shown here is PMG Pride towing PMG183W. The barge is set up for driving 900mm diameter steel piles, with a 280t crawl...

Hay Point Beacons Maintenance

27 July 2021

PMG have recently returned from a Navigation Beacon maintenance program offshore Hay Point, for Department of Transport and Main Roads. The works involved program...

Townsville Channel Upgrade Project Preliminaries - Jack up Barge / Beacon Extraction

14 July 2021

PMG have been kept busy lately on preliminaries for the Townsville Channel Upgrade Project. We have removed 11 channel markers to make way for the dredging works,...

Mackay Tug Berth

08 July 2021

PMG are very busy on the Port of Mackay’s new tug berth project. This project is a design and build for North Queensland Bulk Ports, and the project aims to...

Townsville's Ross River Channel Dredging

30 June 2021

PMG have recently completed a dredging campaign in the Ross River for Port of Townsville Limited. The Ross River Channel is the waterway all our vessels utilise t...

AMSA Lads Passage Nav Aids Project Completed

16 April 2021

Pacific Marine Group recently completed the refurbishment and upgrade of 9 Aids to Navigation offshore from Lockhart River (Northern Great Barrier Reef region) th...

PMG Cairns Acquisition

17 February 2021

Pacific Marine Group (PMG) is pleased to announce it has acquired Cairns based commercial diving and marine support services company Coral Sea Diving and Marine. ...

AMSA Lads Passage Navigational Aids Repairs

17 February 2021

Pacific Marine Group are currently on site offshore Lockhart River (Northern Great Barrier Reef region) repairing a number of Lads Passage mono and multi pile Nav...

Magnetic Island Cargo Transfers

21 December 2020

We've been kept busy towards the end of 2020 with a number of trips to Magnetic Island carting pavement, rock, and road construction equipment for Townsville City...

Updated Capability Statement

16 December 2020

Please check our our updated Capability Statement, which is further tailored to our suite of service offerings. Download here...

Magnetic Island Submarine Cable

10 December 2020

Recently one of the two power cables providing energy to Magnetic Island failed and Pacific Marine Group was engaged by Energy Queensland to undertake emergency w...

Weipa Mission River Bridge 2020 Campaign

02 December 2020

PMG have almost completed our 2020 Mission River Bridge campaign in Weipa for one of our biggest tier 1 clients - RioTinto. This job has been very challenging due...

PMG appointed to Department of Foreign Affairs Pacific Panel

06 November 2020

PMG is proud to announce our signing of a Deed of Standing Offer with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) for infrastructure project delivery in the Pacific ...

Tweed Heads Artificial Reef

30 October 2020

PMG have recently returned from successfully completing the Tweed Heads Artificial Reef project. The project involved designing and constructing an artificial ree...

Port of Townsville Berth 10 Extension

23 July 2020

PMG has almost completed the Berth 10 wharf extension project for Port of Townsville Limited (POTL).  The Berth 10A wharf is a common user facility that prim...

Museum of Underwater Art - Ocean Siren on Townsville's Strand

09 January 2020

Another project recently completed for the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) is the “Ocean Siren”. From the MOUA website: The inaugural sculpture in the...

Museum of Underwater Art - Coral Greenhouse Installation on the Great Barrier Reef

08 January 2020

PMG has just completed installation of a unique underwater structure on the Great Barrier Reef off Townsville. The Coral Greenhouse is part of the Museum of Under...

Industry Leading Trainer with Top Apprentices & Trainees

08 November 2019

Pacific Marine Group (PMG) is proud to announce it has been busy over the 2019 award season, with awards for the business, apprentices & trainees! PMG has be...

Brook Island Vessel Disposal

03 September 2019

PMG have successfully completed removal and disposal on land of a wrecked 24m fibreglass vessel from Brook Island near Hinchinbrook Island. The job was awarded by...

Norship Finger Wharf - Cairns

28 August 2019

Pacific Marine Group have recently completed construction of a 40T vessel capacity finger wharf for Norship Marine in Portsmith, Cairns.  This construction w...

Kikori River Project Completed Successfully

06 August 2019

The Kikori River CP Stations and River Markers Project has been completed, with all personnel and equipment now demobilised back to Australia. There has been a si...

PMG Winners in the 2019 Concrete Institute Awards for Excellence

02 August 2019

Pacific Marine Group were recently presented an award in innovation and technology at the annual Concrete Institute – Awards for Excellence in Concrete whic...

PMG 2019 Queensland Training Awards Winners

02 August 2019

Pacific Marine Group is honoured to have been named as the North Queensland Medium Employer of the Year, at the recent Queensland Training Awards. This award reco...

Stradbroke Island Artificial Reef 6 Month Post Installation Dive

13 June 2019

A follow up dive survey was conducted on the installed artificial reef structures with Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre, Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island.&nbs...

PNG Navigation Aids

13 June 2019

PMG's new utility vessel "PMG Emerald" has headed off from our marine base in Townsville to PNG towing our also new barge "PMG151". Onboard the barge is a 100T cr...

Kikori River PNG - River Markers and CP Stations Update

13 June 2019

Work is almost complete on the Kikori River project. All the CP stations and river markers have been installed, the old shore based stations demolished, and we ar...

Crown of Thorns Starfish Control Program Update

07 June 2019

PMG's Crown of Thorns Control Program job has been going extremely well. The team has now completed 14 trips onboard the 24m PMG Odyssey, predominantly to John Br...

Museum of Underwater Art

13 May 2019

Something a bit different coming up for a future PMG project. We are involved as both a project sponsor, and an installation contractor for this interesting proje...

Kikori River PNG - CP Stations and River Markers Project

12 April 2019

PMG have been busy on a remote project in PNG recently. The project involves installation of 36 piles 1000mm and 1200mm diameter with wall thicknesses 20 and 25mm...

Bedford Weir Pump Station Jetty Complete

20 December 2018

PMG has recently completed construction of a pumping station jetty and control tower near Bedford Weir, Blackwater.  The scope included installation of 16 tu...

Bedford Weir Pump Station Jetty Progress

21 November 2018

PMG has an interesting project underway at present. Jetty construction with no salt water in sight. The structure is being built for BMA at Bedford Weir - 200Km i...

Hammond Island Marine Access Complete

16 November 2018

Works are all but complete at Hammond Island, with the piles installed (drilled and grouted), pontoon installed, gangway installed, and rock breakwater complete. ...

Tasman Sea Tsunamibuoys

08 November 2018

PMG Pride is on her way home from a rough trip to the Tasman Sea to change out 2 x Tsunamibuoys. Apart from the cold weather and enormous seas the trip went smoot...

Stradbroke Island Artificial Reef Completed

06 November 2018

PMG have completed installation of the North Stradbroke Island Artificial Reef. The job involved installation of 38 concrete reef modules, each 5m tall, 4m square...

Crown of Thorns Starfish Control Contract

02 November 2018

PMG has recently been awarded a contract with GBRMPA to cull Crown of Thorns Starfish on a number of priority reefs in the Townsville- Mackay region.  A cust...

Hammond Island Continues

02 November 2018

PMG have headed back to Hammond Island to complete the project. There is a lot of equipment in these pics, including PMG182 fitted with a 100T crawler crane, PMG1...

PMG 124 and PMG151 Launched

18 September 2018

PMG's 2 new barges have been successfully launched. Shown here is the launch of PMG124, which is 120ft x 40ft x 10ft with a 20T/m2 deck rating. In addition to thi...

Weipa Beacons Completed

23 August 2018

Works have been completed on the installation of 5 new 610mm diameter shipping channel piled beacons in Weipa for Queensland Department of Transport and Main Road...

Cleveland Bay Purification Plant Outfall Completed

23 August 2018

Works are now completed on the Cleveland Bay Purification Plant (CBPP) Marine Outfall Pipeline Project. The $51M upgrade to the facility still has some way to go ...

Stradbroke Island Artificial Reef

13 August 2018

PMG have commenced construction of 38 artificial reef modules which are to be installed off the Northern shores of North Stradbroke Island, Brisbane.  These ...

PMG's New Barges

07 August 2018

PMG has 2 new barges under construction at the moment. PMG124 is a heavy duty construction barge 120ft x 40ft x 10ft with a 20T/m2 deck rating. PMG151 is a heavy ...

Herbert River Rock Dumping

07 August 2018

PMG have recently returned from an interesting and challenging fresh water project on the Herbert River in Ingham. The project required us to place approximately ...

Cleveland Bay Purification Plant Ocean Outfall

27 July 2018

PMG has been making great progress on the Cleveland Bay Purification Plant Ocean Outfall. The work is being done for Monadelphous as part of their plant upgrade p...

Coral Sea Tsunamibuoys

15 June 2018

Our 31m utility vessel "PMG Pride" has been very busy of late - as always. The vessel underwent an extensive slipping and refit at PMG's own slipway - Mackay Ship...

Port Moresby Ocean Outfall Update

09 May 2018

Progress continues at a rapid pace for the POMSSUP Ocean Outfall Pipeline with site personnel fine tuning installation systems. Works are commencing on schedule f...

Port Moresby Ocean Outfall Pipeline Sinking - Diffuser String

29 March 2018

It was an early Easter Treat for our POMSSUP Ocean Outfall team this week with the sinking of the 240m full assembled diffuser string. This represents a significa...

Port Moresby Ocean Outfall Update

14 March 2018

Works in Port Moresby continue on the POMSSUP Ocean Outfall Construction with great support by PNG based companies and subcontractors. Hydrostatic testing of DN90...

Whitsunday Magic Removal

22 December 2017

In addition to the Tateyama Maru salvage, PMG have been busy in the Whitsundays with the removal of the 34m steel sailing vessel "Whitsunday Magic". This vessel h...

Tateyama Maru Removed From Water

22 December 2017

After successfully salvaging the Tateyama Maru from Gloucester Island in the Whitsundays earlier in the month, PMG have just completed removal of the vessel from ...

Norfolk Island Plane Salvage

20 December 2017

During 2015, PMG undertook the recovery of the flight recorders from an Israel Industries Westwind 1124A aircraft that had ditched at night in the ocean 5 km to t...

POMSSUP Coral Relocation PNG

20 December 2017

The recent coral relocation completed by PMG in PNG was the first stage of the POMSSUP Ocean Outfall Project. The requirement for this portion of the project was ...

AR Ford Final Voyage

14 December 2017

The end of an era was realised yesterday with PMG's very 1st tug, the "AR Ford", leaving Australia for good. She has been sold to Silentworld in the Solomons, who...

Tateyama Maru Salvage

07 December 2017

PMG have just returned from the successful salvage of the Tateyama Maru, which dragged anchor and washed up on a beach on Gloucester Island (Whitsundays) during C...

Loves Jetty Demolition - Mackay Port

23 November 2017

Pacific Marine Group have successfully completed demolition and deconstruction works at Loves Jetty in Mackay Harbour.  The scope tendered by North Queenslan...

Whitsundays Grouted Screw Moorings

12 October 2017

Pacific Marine Group’s recent Whitsunday Grouted Screw Mooring (GSM) Project for Dept. of National Parks Sport and Racing consisted of the installation of 4...

Hay Point Stacker Reclaimers Delivery Continues

10 October 2017

Work continues on the Hay Point Stacker Reclaimer Delivery job for our PMG Tarka, PMG 182, Swordfish and a dedicated crew of professionals who are working day and...

Abbot Point Stacker Reclaimer Delivery

09 October 2017

PMG have just completed barge delivery of a new 2000T modularised Stacker Reclaimer for Abbot Point. The modules were spread out over 5 bargeloads.The job has bee...

PMG181 off to Weipa

11 August 2017

Our Townsville marine facility crews have been kept busy the last couple of weeks fitting out PMG181 (a 54m x 18m flat top barge) to act as a grouting platform fo...

Hay Point Stacker Reclaimers Transport and Roll Off

11 August 2017

PMG have commenced barge movement of Stacker Reclaimer components between Mackay and Hay Point. The job involves acceptance of Stacker Reclaimer components up to ...

NQ Training Awards 2017 Winners

25 July 2017

Pacific Marine Group (PMG) is honoured to have received recognition of its commitment to the training and development of employees, being awarded the 2017 NQ Medi...

US Navy Support

25 July 2017

PMG have been kept busy lately, supporting offshore servicing of a number of US Navy ships visiting Townsville during June and July 2017 for the training exercise...

Ocean Outfall Contract Awarded

27 June 2017

PMG have signed a Design and Construct contract with Dai Nippon Construction for an ocean outfall associated with the new Port Moresby Sewerage System Upgrade (PO...

Abell Point Marina Rebuild

24 June 2017

Cyclone Debbie caused extensive damage through the Whitsundays. PMG have been involved on a number of fronts during the cleanup and rebuilding, with the largest o...

Grouted Screw Moorings in the Keppels

20 June 2017

We've just returned from another successful Grouted Screw Mooring installation campaign for Department of National Parks, Sports and Racing (DNPSR). This time thr...

Abbot Point MOF Completed

13 June 2017

PMG have recently completed construction of a new MOF (Materials Offloading Facility) at Abbot Point for North Queensland Bulk Ports. The project was a design and...

Palm Island Switchroom

01 June 2017

We recently completed a complex roll on / roll off job for Ergon. The project required delivery by barge (PMG150) of an oversized switchroom to Palm Island, and i...

28m ketch salvage

31 May 2017

PMG were awarded the contract to remove a 28m timber ketch from the Ross River in Townsville. The vessel had sunk at its moorings 11 months previous. PMG's job wa...

Cruise Whitsundays Pontoon Relocation / Moorings

11 October 2016

PMG have recently completed a number of upgrades to 2 x tourist pontoons operated by Cruise Whitsundays at Knuckle and Hardy Reefs off the Whitsundays. The works ...

Amrun Piling Complete

11 October 2016

PMG have been kept very busy on the Amrun Project in Weipa. We have successfully completed driving of 45 piles for the new river terminals. The new 3 gate piling ...

Port of Townsville Berth 6/7 Demolition Complete

13 June 2016

PMG have completed the Townsville Port Berths 6 and 7 demolition project at June 2016. All concrete deck and piles and superstructure were removed by November 20...

Amrun Project – Rio Tinto Weipa

13 June 2016

PMG have been very busy on Rio Tinto’s Amrun project (Weipa) for most of 2016. We have been working for a number of clients completing a range of tasks incl...

NQBP Offshore Works Packages - Weipa

20 January 2016

PMG have recently returned from another successful project in Weipa. We were working for 3 separate Government clients, with 3 separate work scopes. We...

Myrmidon Reef Tower

10 November 2015

PMG have successfully completed installation of AIMS' (Australian Institute of Marine Science) new tower at Myrmidon Reef - 70NM offshore Townsville. Workscope in...

Berth 6/7 Demolition Update

14 August 2015

The job continues to go well, with all of the conveyors / galleries / shiploader and concrete structure now removed, and the last of the piles being extracte...

Port of Townsville Berth 6 and 7 Demolition Update

29 May 2015

The project is progressing very well with all production, safety and quality targets being met or exceeded. The following progress has been made: Ship loader, ga...

Port of Townsville Berth 6 and 7 Demolition

27 May 2015

PMG have recently started an exciting project in Port of Townsville. We are demolishing 2 berths (6 and 7) which were constructed in 1910. The project will involv...

Fiji Tow

24 April 2015

Our 42T Bollard Pull ocean going tug "Tukang" recently returned from Fiji. The job was to transport a 24m ex. Army Landing Craft from Townsville to Toto...

Tsunami Buoy Deployment in the Tasman Sea

23 April 2015

On the 6th of March 2015 Pacific Marine Group's ever reliable and versatile offshore utility vessel PMG Pride departed Townsville to commence an exciting and chal...

Palm Island Jetty Upgrade

04 July 2014

PMG have just completed a successful upgrade to the Palm Island Jetty. A new pontoon was added to allow better access for ferry passengers, and aluminiu...

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