< Back To ProjectsLock Gates – Serenity Cove

Scope of Work: Manufacturer, paint and install new lock gates for a new housing estate water access
Key Elements: - Tight tolerance manufacture
- Surface coating for extreme corrosion conditions
- Installation with multiple component interfaces

The new lock was design to maintain the water level on a new waterside housing estate at serenity cove at the Gold Coast. DWW were contracted to manufacture the new gates and install in-position on site. As the doors had to provide a water tight seal between a tide varying river and the estates waterways, the tolerances were critical.


This project not only contained a steel element, but had various Stainless Steel components, complex rubber seals and specialist bushing materials suitable for the loads and conditions encountered. 


We had to work very closely with the client to ensure the as-built civils and door tolerances were within the range of the seals used and the adjustment amounts that were available we met.


As the river is salt water, the coating system was extremely vigorous to ensure the lifespan of the doors. With 500um DFT of paint and spark testing of the final coating the doors will survive the test of time.