Port Adelaide, Dock 1, Stage 1 – SPEL Stormceptor Unit


  • Location: Dock 1, Stage 1, Port Adelaide, SA 5015
  • Value: $400,000 +
  • Period: 2020
  • Client: Dock One Pty Ltd (Starfish Developments)


The stormwater system in the new development was designed for the outfall flow to be discharged into the Port Adelaide River. To minimise the release of pollutants and sediment into the river a SPEL Stormceptor unit was designed into the system.


The SPEL unit was 5 metres deep and located adjacent to the Port Adelaide River. Groundwater, deep excavation, soft soil and limited working space were the issues encountered for the installation. Sheet piling and well point dewatering was used in order to provide a safe, stable working environment and to avoid soft soils collapsing.