7X Project

7X Project

The scope of the 7X Project, which was almost a duplication of all work accomplished at the terminal over the last five expansion phases since 1992, required careful integration of multiple disciplines and stakeholder requirements. Modifications and upgrades were delivered to all major inloading, stockyard and outloading terminal elements, including:

  • Third inloading system including rail loop and dump station
  • Stockyard expansion including three additional machinery bunds, two new stockpile rows, four additional stacking/reclaiming machines, and two existing machine conversions
  • Third outloading system feeding the offshore berths
  • Fourth berth
  • Major power and control systems upgrade
  • Additional controls to reduce the impact of noise and dust emissions.

The completion and handover to Operations of the Phase 1 works occurred on March 3 2008. Two further significant milestones were achieved with the completion and handover of the Phase 2/3 works, which included a fourth Berth on December 30 2008 and a new jetty and third outloading system on June 30 2009, increasing the terminal capacity to 85 Mtpa.