BMT was engaged (through ParsonsBrinkerhoff) by LANCO Infratech Ltd to identify solutions for rail transport and export of approximately 15 million tonnes of coal per annum from the Collie Basin in Western Australia to India and other international markets.
BMT and ParsonsBrinkerhoff investigated the port and rail infrastructure required to transport coal from the mine site to the ship berth. BMT evaluated south-western ports for the project criteria and presented a number of engineering solutions to meet the throughput and cost objectives.
BMT introduced construction-phasing strategies which could advance the commencement schedule, reduce upfront costs, and create a pathway for funding future development.
Through this study, BMT was able to identify the preferred, best-value port location and facility upgrade requirements for coal handling and export for the client.
BMT was engaged by the Bunbury Port Authority in 2004 and again in 2007 to manage maintenance dredging works undertaken in the harbour and channel areas of the Port.
The study resulted in a coherent transshipment solution including optimal barge loading equipment, barge capacity and fleet size required to meet port throughput requirements of approximately 1.2 Mtpa.
BMT was appointed to develop a Masterplan for a new port at Hon Gai in Vietnam.
The proposed expansion of the Port of Townsville involves significant dredging of sea bed materials to provide for vessel access, maneuvering and berthing.