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July 2020

Project Completed – Motukea Wharf Upgrade

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Madsen Giersing is delighted to have completed our latest project for Curtain Bros on their Motukea Island complex in Papua New Guinea. Since 1998 we have been involved in the design and development of many of the facility’s marine structures, and our latest project saw the team design a new general loading and unloading wharf.

Designed to accommodate a 280 tonne crawler crane, Lasse Madsen outlined the unusual elements that make this project one of a kind “This project has a couple of unique design elements. Firstly, the location of the wharf is a challenge as there is a lack of locally suitable rock that we would usually use for support and protection. To overcome this, we designed a concrete mattress on which is placed on the slope to protect the revetment from scour.

“Secondly we were asked to reuse existing materials as part of the structure and were able to recycle curved gas line pipe sections to form supports for the wharf’s dolphins. Part of the way in which we work, is to always look at what the client has in terms of materials and how they can be best used to keep construction costs down, whether that is across temporary works or permanent structures.”

Improving Safety and Connectivity in Brisbane’s Western Suburbs

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We have recently been involved in the design and delivery of a temporary load-out jetty for the Georgiou Brady JV as part of the development of the $37 million Indooroopilly Riverwalk.

The new Riverwalk will provide improved connections for road, rail, cyclists and pedestrians and will feature significant improvements in safety and efficiency.

Lasse Madsen discussed Madsen Giersing’s involvement “We’re delighted to have worked on this key project and look forward to seeing our partners in the Georgiou Brady JV deliver an important link in Brisbane’s active transport network.”

“As always our focus was on delivering the most efficient safe and solution to operating in a marine environment and we are delighted that our involvement in the project has assisted out client deliver this project for Brisbane City Council.”

When complete the project will see:

  • A five-metre-wide pedestrian and two-way separated cyclist facility
  • Shared cyclist and pedestrian connection to Foxton Street from the Riverwalk
  • An upgrade of the Foxton Street and Radnor Street intersection to create a safer environment for all road users
  • Connection to the Jack Pesch Bridge and Indooroopilly Rail Station by linking the Riverwalk to the existing path at Witton Barracks
  • A dedicated pedestrian connection to Riverview Terrace
  • Viewing platforms on the Riverwalk overlooking the Brisbane River and the iconic Walter Taylor Bridge
  • Lighting along the length of the Riverwalk
  • Landscaping and wayfinding signage

We are looking forward to seeing this project come to life in our city and will keep you updated on its progress.

Lasse Madsen Appointed CEO of Madsen Giersing

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Madsen Giersing is delighted to announce that Lasse Madsen has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer, with Peter Madsen moving to a new role as a company director, effective 1 July 2020.

After more than 30 years and 1,300 projects delivered across Australia and Asia, Peter believes it is the right time to pass on the baton to the next generation “I’m very fortunate to be able to pass control of Madsen Giersing to Lasse, who will lead our organisation as we look to build on our successes and continue the fantastic work we do for our clients.”

“I will remain heavily involved, but the time is right for me to strike a balance between the hard work of running a business and spending more time with my wife, Ulla, and our children and grandchildren,” said Peter.

Lasse outlined his immediate priorities as CEO, ”For our clients and staff, it is business as usual. We have a very strong reputation for delivering outstanding engineering solutions, and my highest priority is to continue to provide exceptional outcomes for our clients’ projects.”

“As we head into the next chapter of our business, I’d like to thank the people and clients who have helped and supported us, and I know that everyone at Madsen Giersing is looking forward to continuing to work on major projects across Australia and Asia,” said Lasse.

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