Port Kembla Coal Terminal renews its Handling Equipment with a little help from Jumbo
In autumn 2017, the Jumbo Kinetic shipped stackers, trippers and one 1500 tonne reclaimer in two shipments from Fremantle, Western Australia to Port Kembla, NSW for our client, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions.
The reclaimer was the first unit of this size to be loaded as a single unit, making it one of the largest lifts achieved in Australia and took just under 4 hours to be loaded safely.
At Port Kembla Coal Terminal (PKCT), the 1500t reclaimer was discharged and landed with a 25m outreach from the Jumbo Kinetic. This equipment will replace and upgrade existing stockyard machines and handling equipment in the coal terminal. The new stockyard machines will transform the business into a state-of-the-art port operation.
The experienced Jumbo team were involved in the early planning and engineering stages of this project.
“Engineering and project management were very thorough with the design and packaging together of this project, resulting in a very positive outcome.
Top Job Team!” says Greg Norrish, Logistics Manager, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Australia.
Vessel Capability & Cost Saving
The Jumbo Kinetic is from the K-class family, fitted with two 1,500t cranes with a combined lift capacity of 3,000t. Being the biggest heavy-lift vessel in its class, the cranes give a larger outreach than vessels with less lifting capacity.
“Thanks to thyssenkrupp and Jumbo working together as a real team the project became a success. With the 25m outreach at the destination port, costly quayside reinforcements for receiving the reclaimer were not required, saving the overall project cost.”
Wilco Veerman, Head of Sales and Business Development - Asia-Pac, Jumbo.
Early involvement resulted in optimising the reclaimer design to accommodate lifting lugs, which enabled us to provide such an outreach.
If you have any enquiries concerning projects or shipments in Australia or elsewhere, please contact the Jumbo Shipping Team.
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