The Pier G Bulk Terminal Expansion handles a throughput of 5 Mt/a of coal and is operated by Metropolitan Stevedore.
The facility includes a 275 m long storage shed for up to 175,000 tonnes of coal with reclaim to the existing shiploading system, and 1,000 m of pipe gallery conveyors.
The project introduced innovations to the deep sea bulk terminal handling plant. Rotary plough reclaim feeders in a central tunnel are used to blend and deliver 5,000 t/h reclaim rates from the coal stockpile.
Services included a review of existing operations to establish the final layout and to develop a master plan and preliminary designs for the storage shed, shiploader and rail modifications.
Ausenco and associated sub-consultants provided the design and detailed engineering for the storage shed and reclaim system.
Environmental requirements to minimise spillage and dust emissions and for the handling of waste water were key factors in the design of these improvements.
Ausenco also provided procurement, construction monitoring, and commissioning assistance to the client.