The construction works are due to start in mid July 2014 with an estimated completion in October 2015.
The new grain export terminal at Port Kembla will be designed to cater for a minimum
throughput capacity of 1,200,000 tonnes of grain per annum.
The grain will be received by rail and road, with both receiving facilities forming
part of the development. In order to provide the best possible design and construction outcome, Kerman and Kotzur Pty Ltd (Kotzur) have formed a strategic partnership
specifically for this project.
Both organisations have a proven track record for the delivery of bulk storage and
materials handling facilities at various ports around Australia, including considerable
experience with grain.
“Quattro Ports has been impressed with the collaborative approach that Kerman and Kotzur have
taken to working with Quattro during the period from tender close to contract award,” said Tony Day, Chairman of Quattro Ports. “Quattro is confident that in selecting Kerman it has a partner who will deliver this important new development on time and on budget.” Tony added,
“This project is an important step in the process of establishing a new port logistics chain that services the needs of a competitive grain market.”
Kerman in its role as Head Contractor is able to contribute its extensive experience in the
delivery of large design and construct projects.
Whilst Kotzur as Kerman’s major sub contractor will contribute with innovative structural, mechanical solutions for the Grain Storage Area.
The export terminal development will comprise of a road receival hopper, a rail receival facility, an elevated overland inloading conveyor system, eight flat bottom and nine small cone bottom silos at the Grain Storage Area, bucket elevators and conveyors for materials handling, ship loading conveyor and batch weighing system, weigh bridge and control buildings.
“Kerman and Kotzur have an excellent working relationship and have previously worked together on grain handling projects,” explained Mark Nagle, Executive Director at Kerman.
“The respective strengths of the two organisations are complimentary to each otherand hence create a strong and workable team.”