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Work starts on Beadon Creek breakwater upgrade

Work has now started on upgrading the breakwater at the entrance to Beadon Creek to enhance Onslow’s capacity to service the offshore oil and gas industry off the Pilbara coast.

The WA Government, jointly with the Onslow Marine Supply Base (OMSB), recently awarded WA-based company Ertech a $4.4 million contract for urgent upgrades to the breakwater at Beadon Creek.

This work will complement current work deepening and extending the access channel to the facility to increase capacity to berth offshore marine supply and service vessels.

The breakwater, first constructed more than 50 years ago to train and maintain the natural entrance to the creek and navigation channel, will be rebuilt using existing and additional rock (approximately 20,000 tonnes) above and below the waterline where required.

The work will see the existing 730 metre breakwater increase in height by up to two metres in some areas, ahead of anticipated completion later in 2019.

Up to 15 local jobs are expected to be created during the upgrade, boosting the Onslow economy. The State Government will provide $2.75 million and the OMSB $1.65 million in funding for the project.

Source: WA Government

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