Client Vale SA
Vale SA awarded McConnell Dowell (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, in joint venture with BAM Malaysia and SYS Sdn Bhd, the design and construct contract for the berthing facilities at Vale Malaysia Manufacturing Project (VMMP) in Malaysia.
The berthing facilities cater for the world’s largest bulk carriers, the 400,000 DWT VLOC (also known as ValeMax. Approx. Length 360 m x Width 65 m, Draft: 24 m).
The VMMP project is an iron ore distribution centre located in Teluk Rubiah, Perak State, Malaysia near the Malacca Strait. It comprises a pelletizing plant, stockpiles and a jetty for import and export of iron ore with sufficient depth to accommodate ships of 400,000 DWT.
The berths are located 2 km offshore and constructed in 25 m of water. The access trestle measures 2,200 m long and the operational jetty head is 800 m long.
Project was successfully completed and handed over on schedule in January 2014.
In the initial phase, the jetty will be capable of handling up to 30 million metric tonnes of iron ore annually, with an option to expand facilities to 90 million metric tonnes per year in the future. This project is facilitating the distribution of Brazilian iron ore to the world, strategically located to facilitate markets in the Asian region, simultaneously boosting the local economy of Malaysia.