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Friday, 20 March 2009 00:00

Corio Quay North Wharf & Ship Loader Construction Award

A winning partnership sets sail to breathe new life into an old wharf

The company is pleased to advise the McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd, in joint venture with Tenova SEMF, have been awarded the design and construction contract for a new woodchip loader and berth at Corio Quay by Geelong Port Pty Ltd.

The existing ship loader is reaching the end of its useful life with a maximum vessel length capacity of 209 m and its designed annual throughput is 600,000 tonnes. The new facility will increase the capacity of the berth to cater for vessel lengths up to 230 m and an annual throughput of 1.5 million tonnes of woodchips for 20 years.

McConnell Dowell will construct all the modifications to the berth including breasting and mooring dolphins, ship gangway, loading platform and all associated civil/marine works. Tenova SEMF will be responsible for delivery and installation of the ship loader, conveyor systems and associated mechanical and electrical control equipment.


About McConnell Dowell Corporation Limited:

Formed in 1960, McConnell Dowell is a world-class engineering, construction, building and maintenance group employing 7,000 people throughout Australia, Asia, New Zealand, the Pacific and the Middle East.  For almost 50 years we have continually delivered the right engineering solutions for our public and private sector clients throughout our operating geographies.

McConnell Dowell’s diverse service offering includes building, electrical, marine, mechanical, pipeline, tunnelling and underground infrastructure capabilities in the key market sectors of commercial building, mining, oil and gas, petrochemical, power, public infrastructure, transport and water.


Angeleen Jenkins
Director New Business
McConnell Dowell Corporation Limited

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