Clough, in joint venture with BAM, completed the design and construction contract for the fifth iron ore loading berth at Anderson Point Facility (AP5) in Port Hedland, Western Australia.
The project involved the construction of a concrete roadway along the full length of the new wharf that provides vehicular access to both berths. Conveyor modules were supplied and installed to the extent of the required ship loader travel and an elevated conveyor bridge and access roadway were constructed from shore to the south end of the AP5 wharf where a prefabricated modularised transfer station was installed. Seven independent berthing dolphins were designed and constructed to handle a varying range of iron ore carriers over the circa 6m-long tidal range in Port Hedland.
The wharf extension enabled ship loaders access to both the AP4 and AP5 berths, with the fifth berth increasing the load-out capacity by an extra 15-20 to 175 million tonnes per annum.