Lumsden Point dredging contract goes to Jan De Nul

The Lumsden Point project in Port Hedland is progressing rapidly, with three major milestones achieved on the project, which were today announced in a joint statement by the Commonwealth and WA Governments.

Photo courtesy of Pilbara Ports

Pilbara Ports has awarded two major contracts for the construction of Lumsden Point in the port of Port Hedland, marking another significant milestone for the project.

The first major contract is to Jan De Nul (Australia) Pty Ltd for dredging and land reclamation. This contract will create a new access channel in the port to enable vessels to safely berth at Lumsden Point, a swing basin and berth pockets suitable to accommodate non-tidally restricted vessels.

Jan De Nul will mobilize to site in May 2024 to prepare for dredging, which is expected to begin September 2024.

The second contract is to MGN Civil Pty Ltd for the construction of the causeway, which will connect the new wharf to the proposed logistics hub area. Construction started in April.

The project also recently achieved a crucial milestone, with the seawalls completed in March. The completion of the seawalls is critical to enabling dredging and subsequent construction stages to progress.