Roads and Maritime Services (formerly RTA) selected Birdon to fabricate and deliver five 130 tonne vehicle ferries.
The project involved the following:
- Steel fabrication for each vessel
- Full internal and external abrasive blasting
- Application of internal and external paint systems
- Mechanical installation
- Hydraulic installation
- Electrics installation
The Sackville Ferry, Wisemans Ferry and Webbs Creek Ferry all service the Hawkesbury river. The Wymah Ferry services the Murray River and the Lawrence Crossing Ferry services the Clarence River.
Birdon built two of the ferries simultaneously. To do this, Birdon manufactured components across various facilities both on and offsite. All components were then brought together for assembly prior to launch.