Major shiploader project approved for Gladstone
The GPC said it had received Queensland Government approval for the project, securing the loading capacity of the terminal for the next 25 years.
GPC acting chief executive officer Craig Walker said the corporation was now undertaking the design and technical specification aspects of the project.
“This is a once-in-a-career opportunity for our project team due to the sheer lifespan of these assets,” Mr Walker said.
“Shiploader 1 reached 40 years of operation in April this year; the machine has been on the wharf through three expansions, and has since been joined by another two shiploaders.
“As a signature part of GPC’s history it will be an iconic moment in Gladstone’s history to see it replaced.”
The project is expected to span over the next four years, from design to commissioning.
As a Government Owned Corporation (GOC), the project will comply with the Queensland Procurement Policy (QPP).
Image: Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher with Craig Walker at Port of Gladstone
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