Cape Hotham Lighthouse Refurbishment

Project Description / Overview:

The Cape Hotham Lighthouse located approximately 36nm to the north east of Darwin, Northern Territory, was constructed in 1928 to mark the entrance to the Clarence strait from Van Diemen Gulf. The lighthouse consists of a steel lattice tower with lantern room and a fiberglass hut at the base. The lighthouse structure was last repainted in 2005, and the lantern room in 2012. The paint system of the tower is now in a condition where it is not maintainable, a recent inspection identified signs of localized pitting corrosion, fading and general failure of the coating system.

Client:

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Project Features:


Remote access
Structure encapsulation and blasting
Application of 10year paint systems
Corrosion and structural steel repairs
Lead paint management