Bunbury Port Coal Export Berth Options Study

BMT's expertise in port planning and close knowledge of Western Australian ports, BMT provided port expansion options, dredging and construction solutions, and cost estimates for construction and facility operations.


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.

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