Subcon is very pleased to have delivered its 6th offshore artificial reef project in two years. The design includes 20 fibre reinforced concrete ReefTempleTM modules each fitted with a steel BaitTowerTM. The modules weigh over 23Te each and stand between 6.5m and 10m tall. They have been installed in approximately 45m water depth at a site 3m off the coast of Port Macquarie.
The Port Macquarie reef presented some unique challenges including the East Australia Current that was running at up to 4 knots. The installation required particular skill in position and handling in the strong currents and exposed offshore location. Subcon would like to thank the Port Macquarie community which provided an involvement in the project with local vendors supplying key vessels and facilities to the marine spread.
Dr Health Folpp, Manager Fisheries Enhancement & Occupational Diving at NSW DPI – Fisheries said, “Again Subcon brought a very high level of Knowledge and Professionalism that ensured the safe completion of a very challenging project”.
The reef provides the next instalment in a series of offshore reefs along the coast which have been funded by the DPI using recreational fishing license fees.
Reef updates can be found on the Port Macquarie Artificial Reef Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/portmacquarieartificialreef