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Oakajee Port & Rail
Oakajee Port Development - 2006 – ongoing
BMT JFA Consultants has been engaged by OPR to undertake marine engineering for the proposed Oakajee Port Development just north of Geraldton. The scope of BMT JFA Consultants' services includes development of port layouts, undertaking dredging studies and breakwater design involving input from international experts. The Oakajee site is challenging with respect to both dredging and breakwater construction due to its exposure to the prevailing swell and strong geotechnical conditions, thus requiring detailed investigations and assessments to ensure the development of an optimum port layout. BMT JFA Consultants have overseen a range of tasks including terrestrial and marine site investigation works, 2D and 3D physical modelling (breakwater) and long period wave investigations.
Grange Resources / Albany Port Authority
Albany Port Expansion, 2004 – ongoing
BMT JFA Consultants have been working for Grange Resources and Albany Port Authority to manage the loadout jetty and offshore study components for the Southdown Magnetite Iron Ore Project. The construction works involve a major upgrade of the Port of Albany, including dredging a 10 kilometre long navigation channel, construction of a new loadout jetty including reclamation and seawall structures to enable export of ~11mtpa of magnetite ore from the Port. BMT JFA Consultants have overseen all metocean data collection, seismic and geotechnical drilling investigations.
Geraldton Port Authority
Geraldton Port Enhancement Project , 2002 – 2004
The AUD$100M Geraldton Port Enhancement Project was undertaken to allow fully laden Handymax vessels to use the port. The main dredging contract was extremely difficult due to a combination of a hard rock limestone seafloor and the exposed nature of the 5km long shipping channel. Jan de Nul executed the project using the large self-propelled cutter suction dredge Leonardo da Vinci. As well as the dredging contract, there were numerous other components including the installation of new navigation aids, construction of new breakwaters, wharf extensions and modifications, construction of storage sheds and conveyors and modifications to shiploaders. The BMT JFA Consultants team of up to 8 people was responsible for the on-site project management and supervision of all aspects of this challenging Project.
Bunbury Port Authority & Port Hedland Port Authority
Maintenance Dredging - 2004, 2007, 2010 (PHPA)
BMT JFA Consultants was awarded separate contracts by the Port Authorities of Bunbury and Port Hedland to provide project management services for maintenance dredging campaigns at both ports in 2004 and 2007. For both projects BMT JFA Consultants was required to define the scope of work, produce tender documentation, manage the tender process and then undertake on-site project management. BMT JFA Consultants dredge supervisors were on board the dredge 24 hours per day.
GDF Suez Energy Asia & MITSUI
NGHI Son 2 – Port Concept Study 2009
BMT JFA Consultants was engaged by the consortium of GDF Suez Energy Asia and Mitsui to provide concept solutions for the coal port infrastructure and jetty in Vietnam. The study came about due to the need to import coal through Panamax or Handimax ships to the coast of Nghi Son as a result of a new coal-fired power plant near Nghi Son. The scope of this work included investigations into aspects of the jetty, breakwater, ship navigation and manoeuvrability, dredging, ship unloading equipment, construction timeframe and producing CAPEX and OPEX cost estimates with an accuracy of +/-30%.
Rio Tinto Expansion Projects
Cape Lambert 320 mtpa Upgrade - 2007 - 2011
SKM – RTIO Expansion Projects (SKM-RTIOEP) considered options for the expansion of facilities at Cape Lambert in order to increase the iron ore output capacity at the port. The development included the expansion of an existing tug facility and the construction of a new wharf structure. BMT JFA Consultants provided specialist marine design inputs and dredging advice, including review of existing wave, water level and extreme event information, numerical modelling for design conditions, preliminary harbour layout options (including a Heavy Offload Facility), dredging reviews, wave forces on piled structures, preliminary breakwater designs for causeway and new tug harbour basin, breakwater quarry requirements and water circulation assessments.