Work has reportedly begun on the T-Ports' Lucky Bay bunker site near Cowell (South Australia) in the past fortnight. According to the Australian company, an earthworks contract for the Lucky Bay bunker site has been awarded to Darlington-based Lucas Total Contract Solutions. According to T-Ports, soil scraping has begun, along with a survey of the stripping zones, with formation work to begin shortly to shape the site according to the design.
The Lucky Bay bunker site will boast 360 000 t of bunker storage, dual-automated 40 m weighbridges and two dual-sided sampling offices with automated probes.
The storage construction will take approximately five months and is expected to be ready for grain deliveries from October 2018.
The initial construction on the northern block of bunkers is planned to coincide with completion of associated weighing, sampling and road networks. Construction will then proceed to the remaining southern block of bunkers in readiness for receipt of harvest deliveries without disruption.
The earthworks contract for the Lock bunker site has been awarded to Buttrose Earthmovers, based at Direk in Adelaide's north. At the Lock bunker site, mobilisation will begin on site very soon with work to begin in the coming weeks.
Work is ongoing to finalise details of the port site design with Ahrens. Mobilisation at the port site will begin in late July.
In terms of procurement, weighbridges, automated truck sampling probes and tarpaulin bunker covers have all been ordered.
The tender for the steel bunker walls has now closed, with assessment of the applications to follow in the next few weeks.
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