Steel Supplies for the Marine Industry

Aarbro Steel Trading is an Australian-owned and managed steel trading company supplying quality steel for a wide range of marine applications. We specialise in the sourcing and supply of tubular and fabricated steel products throughout Australia, including spiral-welded pipe (primarily used for marine piling) and seamless pipes, providing our marine industry clients with a smooth ‘end-to-end’ steel supply chain.

Marine-based infrastructure requires specific grades of steel to withstand corrosion, rust and extreme elements. From sourcing your steel needs to shipment, customs clearance and local delivery of steel anywhere in Australia, Aarbro will manage all of the steel importation requirements whilst meeting your marine project deadlines.


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No matter the size or scope of your project, we can supply a comprehensive range of high-quality custom-made steel for various applications in the mining industry.

The team at Aarbro will be pleased to discuss how best to meet your specific steel manufacturing and supply requirements. Contact us today to discuss your steel supply needs or call direct on 0429 009 780.


Marine Construction in Australia

Construction within and around bodies of water is crucial to supporting Australia’s maritime infrastructure and trade. This includes the construction of ports, jetties, wharves, docks, seawalls, breakwaters, and berthing facilities. These structures are essential for shipping, transportation, and the functioning of ports and harbours.

Another aspect of marine construction revolves around coastal protection, dredging and supporting the oil and gas industry which requires extensive offshore infrastructure and the installation of platforms, pipelines and other elements.

Steel plays a major role in each of these applications to ensure the longevity and structural integrity of projects.

Piers and Wharves:

Steel pilings and structural components are often used in the construction of piers and wharves. These components provide the necessary strength to support heavy loads, such as cargo and vehicles, while withstanding the corrosive effects of saltwater. Corrosion-resistant steel coatings or stainless steel are often applied to protect these structures.

Jetties and Docks:

Steel sheet piles, piles, and frames are used to build jetties and docks. Steel is well-suited for these applications because it can handle the dynamic forces of waves, tides, and vessel mooring. Steel pilings are driven into the seabed to provide a stable foundation.

Seawalls and Breakwaters:

Steel sheet pile walls and bulkheads are used in the construction of seawalls and breakwaters to protect coastal areas from erosion and storm surges. These structures are designed to absorb wave energy and prevent the undermining of coastlines. Steel’s strength and ability to resist corrosion make it a reliable choice for these protective barriers.

Dredging Equipment:

Dredgers, which are vital in maintaining navigational channels and harbours, often feature steel components such as the cutterhead, suction pipes, and dredging arms. These parts must withstand abrasive wear and the corrosive effects of seawater.

Mooring Systems:

Mooring systems, including bollards and cleats, are made from steel to secure ships and vessels at docks and berths. These components need to withstand the significant loads and forces exerted by large vessels.

Oil and Gas Infrastructure:

Steel is used in the construction of offshore oil and gas platforms, subsea pipelines, and drilling equipment. The structural components of these installations are made from high-strength steel to withstand the harsh marine environment, including the corrosive effects of seawater and the dynamic forces of waves and currents.

Bridge and Overpass Components:

In cases where marine construction projects involve bridge construction, steel is commonly used for the bridge superstructure, including beams, girders, and deck components. These elements must withstand the exposure to saltwater and the loading from vehicular traffic.

Marine Equipment:

Various marine construction projects require specialised equipment such as cranes, winches, and marine pile drivers, which are made from steel to ensure the necessary strength and durability for marine operations.

Coating and Corrosion Protection:

To enhance the longevity of steel components in marine environments, they are often coated with protective materials, such as anti-corrosion coatings and paints.

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    Our Steel Products & Services

    Aarbro Steel Trading supply and source a wide range of steel products, customised to suit a variety of applications and projects.

    Some of our specialty steel products include:

    • Electric resistance welded (ERW) & Longitudinal Submerged Arc-Welding (LSAW) pipe – dual certified to API and AS1163 standards for the general construction, fabrication, and pressure pipe markets.
    • Seamless pipes – including Shell and Exxon approved.
    • Slotted casing pipe – seamless and ERW.
    • Spiral welded pipe (SSAW) – certified to Australian and International standards and used extensively in the marine piling market.
    • A full range of coated ERW, including 3-Layer Polyethylene (3LPE) for the general gas distribution market.
    • A full range of steel fittings and flanges.
    • Steel sheet piling – hot and cold rolled.
    • Steel plates fabricated to American, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and European standards.
    • General structural steel fabrication, in accordance with Australian and/or International Standards.

    We are also able to source a complete range of stainless-steel products and other alloys fabricated to your specific requirements.

    No matter the size or scope of your project, we can supply a comprehensive range of high quality custom made products for steel fabrication, construction, pipelines, marine infrastructure and general structural applications across a variety of market segments.

    Our Steel Supply Process

    1. We receive your request for quotation.

    2. Source the product.

    3. Quote the client and order received.

    4. Product is manufactured.

    5. Product is cleared for export and shipped to Australia.

    6. Customs/Import process.

    7. Local delivery direct to your project.

    Contact us today if you need a steel supplier for your marine construction project.

    Major Projects Completed for the Marine Industry

    Aarbro Steel Trading have provided quality steel supplies for a number of major industrial projects all around Australia, including:

    Pre-slung piles
    Supply of piling pipes up to 1250mm OD and 24 metres in length.

    Crude Products Wharf Refurbishment, Brisbane

    Supply of piling pipes up to 1250mm OD and 24 metres in length. Shipped into Brisbane and delivered to the client laydown yard, ready for installation.

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    610mm, 760mm OD and 1100mm OD, in lengths up to 45 metres, all partially coated for the AMC1 Wharf Extension and Finger Wharf.

    AMC1 Wharf Extension and Finger Wharf.

    Approximately 1,000 tonnes of spiral welded pipes, 610mm, 760mm OD and 1100mm OD in various thicknesses, in complete lengths up to 45 metres, all partially coated and shipped to the Common User Facility at Henderson, WA, for the AMC1 Wharf Extension and Finger Wharf.

    1000mm, 1200mm OD and 1600mm OD, in lengths up to 43 metres, all partially coated for the Corio Quay South
    1000mm, 1200mm OD and 1600mm OD, in lengths up to 43 metres, all partially coated for the Corio Quay South, Geelong, Vic, for the Corio Quay South – TT Line Development.

    Corio Quay South – TT Line Development Two

    Approximately 1,500 tonnes of longitudinal seam welded pipes, 1000mm, 1200mm OD and 1600mm OD in various thicknesses up to 60mm, and in complete lengths up to 43 metres, all partially coated and shipped directly to Corio Quay South, Geelong, Vic, for the Corio Quay South – TT Line Development.

    Why Choose Us

    When it comes to the supply of steel products from offshore, we understand what is important to our clients.

    With our extensive knowledge of Asian steel manufacturers, we are able to offer our clients quality steel products, manufactured to the highest standards, and delivered on time and in full.

    When supplying steel for major construction projects, there's no room for error.

    You need a quality product, fabricated to your exact requirements, and delivered on time to ensure your project runs smoothly.

    From sourcing your steel to handling all importing and customs requirements, Aarbro Steel Trading will ensure the highest quality services with a smooth transaction from start to finish.



    The owner has a proven record of accomplishment and we are a reputable Australian owned company. We strive to ensure all projects are done with the utmost professionalism using quality materials and manufacturers.


    For us, honesty is the only policy and we strive to complete all projects with integrity and fairness, not just with our clients, but also our suppliers and subcontractors.


    We commit ourselves to complete all projects within the timeline set with our clients. Our manufacturing partners use the best technology and tools to ensure there are ‘no surprises’ We take great pride in our attention to detail.

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    We service all major cities in Australia including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Geelong, Newcastle, Townsville, Gladstone and more.

    Whatever your project or supply needs, the experienced team at Aarbro Steel Trading will be pleased to discuss how best to meet your specific requirements.

    Look no further for your marine industry steel supplier and contact us today for a quote.