Port Moresby Ocean Outfall

Scope of work

Project Brief:

This was a design and construct project involving site investigation and analysis to design, fabricate and
construct an ocean outfall pipeline as a part of a new sewerage treatment network in Port Moresby. Being
an environmentally and culturally sensitive site PMG had to work with the local communities and within
strict requirements to relocate the coral reef, working within the alignment to install the pipeline below
seabed in time for commissioning and opening by the Japanese Prime Minister at the 2018 APEC summit.

Description of Works by PMG:
  • Detailed design including geotechnical investigations and sea state studies.
  • Relocation of over 240 live coral structures.
  • Underwater GPS excavation of shallow reef trench (8,000m3) utilising amphibious excavator.
  • Import and fusion welding of DN900 Pipeline 900 metres long, procurement of 157 precast
    concrete sinker blocks and high grade Monel 400 Stainless Steel Components.
  • Controlled pipeline sinking of 240m long Diffuser section to 26m depth within design alignment and
    under water installation of remaining pipeline to 0.03% continuous fall.
  • Layered back fill and scour protection and seabed reinstatement including rock spalls and rock
    armour.
  • Rock base and concrete encasement to land connection/transition and air release system within
    the tidal zone.

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Client
Dai Nippon Construction

Time
July – August 2018

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