New Milestone for Port of Abbot Point Marine Offloading Facility

The newly renovated Port of Abbot Point’s Marine Offloading Facility (MOF) is almost ready to receive its first delivery with stage one of construction works now complete, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP ) just announced.

NQBP Senior Project Engineer, Anoop Pillai, said that although special marine construction expertise was required on the project, local contractors were also used during construction.

“It will be a great asset for the Port of Abbot Point, allowing for the cost efficient delivery of large cargoes with the added benefit of keeping them away from the busy Bruce Highway,” he said.

“Projects like these improve efficiency at our ports, providing assets for our customers and supporting the economic development of Queensland and the region. The upgraded MOF will also improve emergency response with a new light vessel jetty,” added Mr Pillai.

Mr Pillai also said that the $8.5 million project will also benefit a number of different anticipated users in the future.

Federally approved maintenance dredging will occur within a set window of April to October, NQBP added.

Modifications to the MOF, originally built in 1982, allow for the safe and efficient delivery of large cargoes, starting with a replacement ‘stacker reclaimer’ used for coal loading.

 

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