Wharf work to keep Auckland Point on the move
The project will include new marine pylons, buffer and securing equipment to replace the old structure and extend the life one of Gladstone’s oldest wharves.
Auckland Point Wharf 1 was Gladstone’s central coal export facility, exporting coal from Moura to Japan in the 1950s before coal exports relocated to RG Tanna Coal Terminal.
Earlier this year, two ship loaders were decommissioned there and the wharf is now a prominent feature of East Shores 1B.
Acting chief executive officer Craig Walker said GPC’s vision was to diversify and future-proof the port and the region.
“The fender upgrade is part of several improvement projects set to develop and support the economic growth of the region,” Mr Walker said.
“Our Auckland Point wharves continue to be used for importing and exporting commodities like dry bulk, general cargo, grain, containers and bulk liquids and these upgrades will accelerate what we do and sustain our operations into the future.”
The work is expected to begin in March next year.
It is just one of the upgrades planned for Auckland Point Berth 1, with wharf strengthening work also in the pipeline.
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