Tony Day Chairman of Quattro Ports said that it was a major milestone for Quattro to appoint its first employee. “The role of terminal manager is critical to Quattro’s success as it provides the face of the organisation to customers and stakeholders. The Quattro Board is delighted to have found someone of Dene’s calibre and experience.”
Grain growers are set to benefit from Quattro’s new grain export terminal at Port Kembla which will provide more competition along the grain supply chain throughout the grain growing regions of New South Wales.
The significant investment in Port Kembla demonstrates Quattro’s commitment to building infrastructure to provide an efficient pathway for Australian grain to the world.
Quattro Port Kembla will be an open-access terminal which will provide grain export opportunities to all grain traders and exporters in the New South Wales grain market. The Quattro facility is specifically designed to receive grain by rail and will utilise the existing Inner Harbour rail sidings. It will have the capacity to handle in excess of 1.3 million tonnes of export grain per annum plus the ability to also handle import cargo.
The project includes an upgrade to berth 103, construction of new grain bulk storage and rail discharge facilities, conveyors and a mobile ship loader. Construction is well advanced and due to receive first grain during the 2015 harvest.
In addition Quattro’s innovative design will allow for other agri-products be both imported and exported through the facility. The facility is being constructed by Kerman Contracting Pty Ltd and includes significant input from local Illawarra and NSW sub-contractors.
Construction of the facility and berth extension has created 75 new jobs during construction and Quattro will employ around 10 staff when fully operational.
The project involves:
- Construction of eight x 10,000 tonne and nine x 2,000+ tonne capacity vertical silos
- Dredging of approximately 120,000 cubic metres to increase berth depth to 14.5m
- Extension of berth 103 to handle vessels up to 225 metres in length
- Installation of rail receival hoppers and an overhead covered conveyor to link the existing rail siding to the new silos
- Installation of a 1,500 tonne per hour capacity out loading conveyor to connect to a mobile ship loader.
Quattro Ports is a joint venture between Noble-Agri, Qube, Cargill and Emerald Grain.
Simon Barney, Chairman Quattro Ports M: 0409 361 407 E: firstname.lastname@example.org