Case Study: Maritime Safety Queensland: A new beacon of sustainability
Since Pharos lit up the night for ships in ancient Alexandria, humans have marked our waterways to ensure safe and smooth passage. Beacons may have ancient origins, but ingenious thinking and innovative technology have combined to help Maritime Safety Queensland set new standards for sustainable marine infrastructure.
“When ships are off the coast, they are often out of sight out of mind. But maritime infrastructure plays an important role in our transport network. By working with IS Essentials, we challenged many of our business-as-usual decisions to deliver safer, more sustainable infrastructure.”
Director Maritime Program Management Office, Maritime Safety Queensland
Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
Just as traffic lights and signs guide drivers on the roads, buoys and beacons do the same on water. But exposed to the elements, beacons have had a surprisingly short lifespan of just 40 years. With 30 beacons – 12 in Cairns’ port and another 18 in the port of Weipa – ready for replacement, Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) decided it was time to think differently.
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