Engenium was involved in completing a number of projects for CBH Group with regards to the shiploaders at Kwinana Port in Western Australia.

CBH Group is continually looking to extend the life of its assets whilst minimising risk to production and workers. To assist with this Engenium was required to complete the following:

  1. Develop concepts for optimisation of the shiploaders on the Kwinana jetty, including relocation of shiploader SL1 and removal of shiploader SL2 via a heavy lift vessel.
  2. Develop engineered solutions to recover shiploader SL4 from breakdown state and install new luff pivot bearings, this also included the project management of the contractor brought in to complete the works.
  3. Carry out a condition assessment of shiploaders SL1 and SL2 and then develop recommended refurbishment options based on an estimate of lifecycle cost.
  4. Carry out market research for the complete replacement of the shiploaders.
  5. Provide engineering support optimisation of shiploaders from concepts developed for SL1 and SL2 and carry out support for all contractors.

Engenium partnered with FLSmidth to carry out the bearing replacement. The lifting method for optimisation required developing a methodology within a very short timeframe while maintaining high standards of safety. Structural analysis to verify the lifting methodology was critical to the client and was successfully carried out by using a risk based approach to identify critical loading cases and completed using analysis software.

Recovering shiploader SL4 meant that production levels for CBH Group were restored, as well as safe optimisation of all operational shiploaders and removal of shiploader SL2 to reduce maintenance costs.

Download the project profile for more information about the Kwinana Shiploaders optimisation and refurbishment. 

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