Approximately 50% of Tasmania’s fuel supply is imported via the Selfs Point fuel transit facility, within the Port of Hobart. As a critical link in southern Tasmania’s fuel supply chain, TasPorts is investing more than $8 million to replace the existing fire system at the Selfs Point wharf terminal.
Through the installation of a contemporary fit-for-purpose fire system, TasPorts’ investment will secure and support the future of southern Tasmania’s fuel supply by ensuring the facility can respond appropriately in the event of a incident.
This investment will elevate the system to current best practice equipment and operational requirements, providing an operational design life of more than 25 years.
The project scope covers the replacement and upgrade of the existing seawater fire protection system, works include:
- removal of existing system and redundant shore-based structures;
- installation of three new fire towers;
- installation of a three million litre water tank;
- installation of a 32,000L fluorine free foam tank
- construction of a new shore-based pump house and operations control room building.
The project commenced with demolition of old infrastructure in January 2021 and will conclude in late 2021.
The necessary pile-driving works that were likely to cause noise disturbance in nearby areas have now been completed ahead of schedule.
Works being undertaken during March involve the construction of the water tank and control building.