The construction on the Quinns Beach shark barrier took a significant step forward on Wednesday as a helicopter was called in to install the 23 concrete blocks and anchors that secure the barrier to the seabed.
Quinns Beach was closed for only a few hours on the 18th January to allow a commercial lifting helicopter to deliver the anchoring components. The process went extremely smoothly and the barrier is now one step closer to completion.
A State-Of-The-Art Process
The use of a helicopter for installation is a unique new method that has been devised for speed, efficiency and accuracy. It drastically reduces time spent on the beach and in the water and achieves greater precision in positioning. It also reduces the risks of the marine environment delaying installation progress.
The story was first published in the West Australian: www.thewest.com.au/news/perth/shark-net-build-flying-along.