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James Point Port Structures and Infrastructure Reference Design

BMT designed the port as multi product facility that could handle both import and export of bulk products, livestock export and possibly Ro-Ro traffic.

Summary

Having completed the concept development stage for the port and managed site investigations and data gathering, BMT delivered a reference design to enable the project to move into the construction phase.

The information from preceding investigations informed further design of the port facilities.

BMT's wide ranging role involved:

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Description

BMT designed the port as a multi product facility handling import and export of bulk products, livestock export and possibly Ro-Ro traffic. A flexible design was therefore required so that it could adapt easily to a variety of cargo types.

The wharf structure is a fully land backed structure allowing vehicles to access along its full length. An underground conveyor was developed to ensure vehicle access and avoid conveyor structures on the wharf inhibiting future use of the berth.

The structure was an open load backed wharf with a monolithic concrete deck supported on steel piles over a rock revetment protecting the load backed reclamation. Similarly the land side, utilities and drainage layouts were developed for a variety of users or cargoes in mind.

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