Conference Day One: Thursday 15 October 2020

8:30 am - 9:00 am Coffee And Registration

9:00 am - 9:10 am Conference Opening

Ports For The Future: Long Term Strategy & Trade

9:10 am - 9:50 am Port of Brisbane’s International Cruise Terminal: Overcoming Technical and Other Challenges to Create Transferable Strategies for Future Development

Robert Nave - Chief Engineer, Port of Brisbane
Brisbane’s $177 million International Cruise Terminal is set to be completed in August this year, providing the Port with a world-class cruise terminal capable of handling the largest cruise ships in the world.  Delivery of this infrastructure by the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd has also resulted in new principles/approaches which can be utilised for future projects. In this session, Rob, Chief Engineer for the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd, responsible for the delivery of this infrastructure, will address:

  • Creating a governance framework to provide delivery oversight
  • Procurement strategy: contracts and stakeholder interactions
  • Applying BIM technology (Building Information Modelling) to asset management as a pilot for future development at the port
  • Solutions for challenging conditions – geotechnical, marine and other
  • Operational readiness

Robert Nave

Chief Engineer
Port of Brisbane

9:50 am - 10:30 am Port of Townsville’s Channel Upgrade: Progress & Plans To Maximise Whole Of Life Assets Whilst Building Long-Term Environmental Aspects Into Port Extension.

Marissa Wise - General Manager Infrastructure & Environment, Port of Townsville
The $193 million channel upgrade is taking on a unique combination of preparation works, rock supply, land reclamation, and large scale capital dredging. At this stage the port is ensuring the project aligns to its 2050 vision and is underway to begin the channel widening this year. In this session, Marissa will be sharing learning lessons and approaches to strategic asset management and sustainability so far:

  • Construction in the water: critical environmental actions and responses
  • Disposal considerations of such a large capital dredging project
  • Minimising disruption to commercial shipping in the channel and harbour
  • Designs to maximise whole of life asset costs and returns

Marissa Wise

General Manager Infrastructure & Environment
Port of Townsville

10:30 am - 11:00 am Speed Networking

11:00 am - 11:30 am Morning Tea

Leveraging Innovation In Technology, Data, and Materials For Ongoing Operations

11:30 am - 12:10 pm Project Case Study: Delivering the Smart Construction of Smart Ports to Improve Productivity

Eugene Cheah - GM Business Development, Fulton Hogan
With Australian container throughput forecast to grow to over 19 million TEU by 2033, but constrained by available land and road congestion, smarter solutions need to be developed to increase productivity. Eugene will present innovative ways to team, plan, procure, design, construct and maintain Smart Port infrastructure by way of case studies including:

  • Port Botany Shipping Terminal for Patrick’s AutoStrads ®
  • Moorebank Intermodal Terminal for Qube’s Automatic Stacking Cranes
  • Inland Rail Construction of the Parkes to Narromine section for ARTC
  • Webb Dock Smart Pavements for VICT’s Automatic Stacking Crane and Shuttle operations

Eugene Cheah

GM Business Development
Fulton Hogan

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm Advancements In Asset Management Using A Sustainability Approach To Material Selection For Coastal Infrastructure

Katrina Dodd - Technival Director Maritime, Royal HaskoningDHV
Durable, environmentally sustainable and cost-effective material selection for wharf infrastructure assets is explored and a sensible approach is recommended for material selection:

  • Understanding and boosting awareness of the materials available to delivery whole of life cycle savings
  • Investigate suitability of innovative/ state of the art building materials currently available on the marketplace
  • Consideration of other influencing factors on material selection such as heritage and social significance and 
  • There is also a need to consider the impacts of climate change on the useful life of the materials. 

Katrina Dodd

Technival Director Maritime
Royal HaskoningDHV

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm Lunch Break

Infrastructure That Lasts: Prevention And Protection

1:50 pm - 2:30 pm Leveraging the Impact of Design to Improve the Performance of Protective Coatings And Asset Durability

Oscar Duyvestyn - Principal Consultant - Coatings & Advanced Materials, AECOM
Asset owners continually find themselves exposed to durability risks that are a direct consequence of undesirable design detail. This session will look at common design deficiencies that present risks to the performance of protective coatings applied to complex steel structures, the consequences that this has for operations and maintenance of affected structures, why these performance risks exist and seem to persist and what can be done to reduce them:

  • Overcoming steel structure design features that contribute to diminished performance of modern protective coating systems
  • Minimising maintenance risks to lower the susceptibility of more frequent and costly deterioration, repair, and painting cycles
  • Role of the Asset Owner at design brief and durability risk review stages to ensure a successful business case aligns with clear performance requirements

Oscar Duyvestyn

Principal Consultant - Coatings & Advanced Materials

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm Beyond The Port: Protecting Rail and Road Corridors to Optimise Your Infrastructure and Long Term Plans

Jared Brotherston - Commercial Manager, Southern Ports
Grants for land development, transport routes and coastal planning are becoming more difficult to secure going into the future, meaning the imperative is now on to predict and plan versatile transport links and expansion required long term.

Southern Ports has already developed a best of breed protection plan for Esperance, and is now refining and applying this strategy at Albany and Bunbury ports. In this session:

  • Optimising a proactive protection plan to solidify your corridors and infrastructure as a whole
  • Considering the whole: catering for entire supply chains to involve, government, public transport authorities and potential customers
  • Generating in-house awareness and understanding of these requirements
  • Align protection plans to a strategic risk framework

Jared Brotherston

Commercial Manager
Southern Ports

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Afternoon Tea

Interactive Discussion Groups
In this session you will have the opportunity to deep dive into two of the following topics. Each 45 minute rotation will be led by a subject matter expert- who will facilitate an opportunity to compare and contrast your experiences and thoughts with a small group of your peers.

Topic One

3:40 pm - 5:10 pm Sustainable Dredging Capabilities To Accommodate Evolving Vessels And Avoid The Headaches Of Disposal
  • Beneficial methods of placement, treatment, and reuse of dredge soil 
  • Sustainable strategies to account for the rate of upsizing vessels into the future
  • Collaborating with regulators to organise effectively and maintain compliance

Topic Two

3:40 pm - 5:10 pm Defining The Future Of Your Port And Optimising Capital Investment In New Technology
  • The challenges and reality of automation in ports
  • Securing a seat at the table in defining enterprise strategy for technology investment
  • Proving the business case and optimising costs of ownership

5:10 pm - 5:10 pm Conference Closing