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Big lifts for coal/bauxite projects

ThyssenKrupp has completed a A$100M contract to fabricate and construct three coal stackers and a reclaimer for the Port Kembla Coal Terminal in New South Wales.

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JUMBO KINETIC departs Henderson for Port Kembla on 12 October (photo: Chris Gee)
JUMBO KINETIC departs Henderson for Port Kembla on 12 October (photo: Chris Gee)

The units were built at Henderson near Perth, and the reclaimer, at 1,490t, was the single largest lift ever loaded at the Australian Marine Complex, when transported by the heavy lift ship JUMBO KINETIC, which delivered the unit to Port Kembla on 8 September.

Following a successful discharge, the vessel returned to Henderson on 26 September to load the bucket-wheel reclaimer and other conveyors and gantries, and sailed again for Port Kembla on 12 October.

On a separate assignment, Interex Mega Line’s heavyload/module carrier MEGA CARAVAN 2 berthed at Henderson on 17 September to load process modules and outfitted tower units built by Civmec for Rio Tinto’s Amrun bauxite mine and port project near Weipa on the Cape York Peninsula in North Queensland.

Civmec holds two contracts worth over A$160M. The first is for the construction of the process facility, including a bauxite beneficiation plant and associated water, electrical and lighting systems, plus a combined total of 11,800t of Australian steel and precast concrete, with the fabrication, precast manufacture and modular assembly taking place at both Civmec’s east coast facility at Newcastle and its west coast site at Henderson. The second contract, awarded by Sandvik, includes the part supply, fabrication, surface treatment, mechanical and electrical install and the modularisation of a stacker, reclaimer and shiploader for bauxite material handling. This contract involves the fabrication of 2,200t of steel, and the works will be completed at Civmec’s Henderson facility. MEGA CARAVAN 2 is due back at Henderson for a second load in early November.

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